Age Discrimination can be defined as...
Ageism is bias against a person or group on the grounds of age. When that bias is the primary motivation behind acts of discrimination against that person or group, then those acts constitute age discrimination.
It is a sub-division of many other forms of discrimination that is not tolerated in many countries. Every country, state, province, company, etc. has their own Human rights Representative protecting their civilians or employees.
Ontario has their own: http://www.ohrc.on.ca/english/index.shtml
Canada has their own: http://www.chrc-ccdp.ca/default-en.asp
But why do so many forms of age discrimination get overlooked? Here are a couple examples...
This is a big one pretty much everywhere. How can insurance companies get away with charging much much more in car insurance for someone who is 16-25, than someone who is 40. This is besides the factor that females receive cheaper insurance than males.
Now I understand that we're younger, ignorant, immature, etc. But to place someone under a "dangerous" category, before we've even entered the road. Is not fair. Why not be fair, enter us in at the same price as everyone else, and then if we get into an accident that proves to be our fault... than you can skyrocket our rates through the roof, and out to space. But until then, how do you know I'll be any worse than the 65+ year olds who are alot worse than many "young" drivers I've ever seen.
Everywhere has a seniors discount. I understand that the old git's have done and gone through alot in their lives, but that gets recognized in other ways. What allows them to walk into a store, and demand a seniors discount? Now you're going to say... "Well Jason, they also have student discounts" and I'll be honest, it's great to have, and can sometimes make a big difference, but it's very rare to see Student discounts. That, and I don't go into any store asking or demanding for some sort of compensation. Hell, since I have to pay so much in car insurance, I should be able to save elsewhere.
Anyone got some more examples to share?...that's all I can think of at the moment.
Anyways, that is just my . I'd like to hear yours...
- Jason DePodesta