In Canada I’ve heard so many people say that their promotions stopped after 45 years of age and they are well educated and current? Is it legal for companies to practice ageism?
Legally speaking, according to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, promotion discrimination is forbidden. An employer has the right to promote or not to promote someone. However, the reason for doing so must be legal. If the employer has discriminatory reasons for demoting or not accepting the promotion, such as the employee’s 1. gender 2. religion 3. beliefs 4. race and colour 5. physical and mental disability 6. age 7. health 8. pregnancy 9. ethnicity, the employee has the right to claim damages.