My name is Danielle Diaz. One of the things I've learned in life, both inside and outside the courtroom, is that it is important to not see others as your enemy. Even though you may see the prosecutor as your enemy, he or she is just trying to do a job. It may be possible that you can get a prosecutor or the judge to be sympathetic and get him or her on your side. In order to accomplish this, you need to understand the law. I feel that most individuals do not understand the law, which is why I was motivated to create this blog.
Everyone has a snide remark about millennials, the age group encompassing people born in the '80's and '90's, usually has something connected to their age. People may say that millennials are lazy, or that they do not have a strong work ethic. There are other stereotypes associated with this group as well. What is particularly interesting, however, is the shift in ageism, which at one time targeted older adults who were about to retire. While the older adults have often faced age discrimination, the newest shift is age discrimination against millennials. Here is what that looks like, and what can be done about it.
Oh, You Are a Millennial
This is the usual response this age group gets during a job interview, or a walk-through for an apartment. Sometimes it is not even a declarative sentence, but a question with a rise in tone at the end of the sentence, which suggests surprise. Actually, what age you are or what stereotypes or names given to your age group based on your age should have no bearing at all in being hired or living somewhere. Yet, somehow it does.
When people figure out how old you are, their demeanor may change. They may grow more quiet or dark-looking, or they may persist on the whole millennial stereotype and show nothing but unpleasantness toward you. If you experience anything that seems like age discrimination, you should consult with age discrimination law services right away.
Not Hiring Millennials
Companies can choose to not hire people in your age group without it being about your age. They do not have to acknowledge what age group you were born in, nor do they have to boldly announce that they do not hire millennials. If you see any such wording, or hear such statements, bring it to the attention of a lawyer because that is ageism. It may be ageism of a slightly different sort because you are not a much older adult. However, it is still ageism because the company is refusing to hire someone that is deemed "too young" and "not worth the lack of work they will accomplish.
Want to Know More?
Consult with a lawyer who deals with these kinds of cases. If it makes anything more worrisome, discuss what you hope to accomplish by hiring a lawyer. Then determine what the best course of action is in terms of finding and talking to a lawyer for your case.