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Study: Workplace Ageism is Rampant—

7 June 2012—Companies have made great strides toward eliminating racism and sexism in the workplace, but ageism is a different story.

Workplace bias against older employees is everywhere, even as the population ages and people continue to work later in life. Even if it's unintentional, age discrimination can make employees of all ages feel less interested and happy in their jobs.

Those are some of the conclusions researcher Jacquelyn James and her colleagues at Boston College's Sloan Center on Aging & Work detail in a new report on ageism in the workplace. The report, which will be published next month in the Journal of Managerial Psychology, is based in part on a 2009 survey of 6,000 employees at a national retail chain.

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