Stereotyping Age Differences in the Workplace: Bias & Discrimination

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Which of the following is NOT covered by 'work situations' as defined by the Equal Opportunity Commission?

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1. Ageism is defined as _____ which assigns a particular role based purely on age.

2. Good-humored teasing may be considered harassment for all of the following reasons, EXCEPT:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ageism is one of the ways a person can face discrimination, and this quiz tests you on that specific form of harassment in the workplace.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This ageism quiz specifically tests your ability to:

  • Determine if something is or is not covered by Work Situations of the Equal Opportunity Commission
  • Define ageism
  • Recall way(s) that good-humored teasing may be considered harassment
  • Remember what the Equal Opportunity Commission covers
  • Recognize a difficulty with lawsuits about ageism and stereotyping

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - draw from relevant information found in the lesson on age-related issues in the workplace
  • Critical thinking - use this information to consider if something is or is not covered by Work Situations of the Equal Opportunity Commission
  • Defining key concepts - accurately define ageism
  • Information recall - remember the knowledge you have learned regarding ageism in the workplace

Additional Learning

The lesson on age-related issues in the workplace, Stereotyping Age Differences in the Workplace: Bias & Discrimination, is available to you to learn more and covers the following objectives:

  • List the three forms ageism typically comes in
  • Provide examples of ageism that can occur in a workplace
  • Explain how a company's policies can be ageist
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