COVID Is Worsening Ageism. How Can Older Workers Spot Discrimination and Employers Avoid It?

We know SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) doesn’t discriminate, but that doesn’t mean employers have stopped doing it. In fact, the novel coronavirus that seems to have brought us all to a screeching halt is illuminating even more cases of age discrimination – and in some cases, it’s helping employers eliminate older workers as […]

How Tech Giants Have Been Getting Away With Age Discrimination

Avoiding LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination: Should You Come Out At Work?

Avoiding LGBTQ Workplace Discrimination: Should You Come Out at Work? When I came out as bisexual to my family and friends, I hoped it would be the last time I had that awkward conversation. Then I graduated college and moved from my liberal hometown of Boston, Massachusetts to Cleveland, Ohio, where I started my first […]

Categories
Diversity Career Stories Healthcare

Substance abuse counselor overcomes grief and age discrimination

In this interview with a substance abuse counselor, she shares how she has overcome overwhelming grief at the loss of her mother that changed her career path and lead her to this rewarding field. She also tells about her experiences of looking too young for the job, and how she juggles her professional career along […]

Substance Abuse Counselor Overcomes Grief and Age Discrimination

In this interview with a substance abuse counselor, she shares how she has overcome overwhelming grief at the loss of her mother that changed her career path and lead her to this rewarding field. She also tells about her experiences of looking too young for the job, and how she juggles her professional career along […]

Disabled Journalist Overcomes Discrimination, Finds Happiness

This freelance writer of 13 years shares how she has overcome physical disabilities and discouragement from others in order to pursue her dreams as a journalist. In her own words: In the eyes of many, I am not your typical writer, because I am disabled. I suffered a brain hemorrhage at the age of nine. […]

Categories
Diversity Career Stories Journalism

Disabled journalist overcomes discrimination, finds happiness

This freelance writer of 13 years shares how she has overcome physical disabilities and discouragement from others in order to pursue her dreams as a journalist. In her own words: In the eyes of many, I am not your typical writer, because I am disabled. I suffered a brain hemorrhage at the age of nine. […]

How To Negotiate a Raise After Returning From Maternity Leave

If you’re like a lot of new mothers, probably one of the last things on your mind after having a baby is to try and get a raise from your employer. Instead, you’re likely just grateful that you were given time off from your job to be with your family and new addition. But the […]

Talking to Your Employer About an Invisible Disability

The American Disabilities Act defines disability as any physical or mental impairment that significantly affects any significant lifestyle activity, such as performing manual skills, standing, and speaking. People with invisible disabilities have chronic illnesses, including autoimmune diseases, digestive problems, mental health issues, and cancer or epilepsy. Disabled people are sometimes accused of fabricating their conditions, […]

How Older Workers Can Overcome Job Search Depression

In 2021, 3 million Americans (age 55 and over) had been out of a job since the pandemic. While one may think a simple fix is dishing out more resumes, the reality is that employment rejection and age discrimination can have a significant impact on the mental and emotional health of older job seekers. Though, […]