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Unformatted text preview: on Canada’s Association for the Fifty-Plus Individual Behaviour Part Two Unfortunately, the reality for older workers is consistent with the research. According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, discrimination on the basis of age is experienced by people as young as 40 to 45, who are often passed over for merit pay and promotions or pressured to take early retirement. In a blatant example of such discrimination, a recent job fair held in Toronto stated that the target audience was 18- to 54-year-olds. Many older workers were offended, and a complaint was made to the Ontario Human Rights Commission.45 Again, however, we should recognize that age stereotypes may have less impact on human resource decisions when managers have good information about the capacities of the particular employee in question. To combat age stereotypes and discrimination, Canada’s Association for the Fifty-Plus has worked with the Ontario Human Rights Commission on a public awareness campaign that includes a poster f...
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