As if you don’t have enough to worry about in your personal life as you age (creaky joints, fading eyesight, Cialis commercials actually applying to you), there’s something to worry about in your professional life as well: age discrimination.
A recent AARP survey in New York City found that nearly half of people over 50 were concerned about age discrimination at work. And with good reason. AARP also notes that people over the age of 55 take four months longer to find employment. And according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, age discrimination cases have jumped more than 40 percent in the last 15 years.