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Systemic Age Discrimination in the Tech Industry

December 2nd, 2017

Montgomery County Age Discrimination Lawyers weigh in on age discrimination in the tech industry. The technology industry is known for being largely staffed by younger workers. At first glance, this might not seem like anything notable as new technology is traditionally associated with young adults and many of the startup success stories of the past two decades involve younger founders. Upon closer examination, one can see another reason why there appears to be fewer older workers in the tech industry: age discrimination. A study by workforce analytics company, Visier, found that systemic age discrimination is rampant in the tech industry.

Older Tech Workers in the Tech Industry

Age discrimination occurs when individuals over a certain age are treated unfairly, despite making the same contributions to the workplace as younger workers. The study found that the stereotype that older individuals are unable to learn new technologies and adapt to changing workplaces is not true. In fact, older workers in the tech field have top performance ratings over individuals of the same age in other fields. From age 40 onward, non-manager tech workers are more likely to receive this rating than their non-tech peers. The proportion of tech workers holding this rating increase with age, rather than decreasing as it does in other industries. Despite these accolades, older tech workers see the same decrease in promotion rates that plague workers in other fields. Compared with other fields, employers in the tech industry hire a larger proportion of younger workers and a smaller proportion of older workers.

Tech Industry Age Statistics

Statistics from the Visier study that illustrate its findings in the tech field include:

  • Individuals between the ages of 20 and 33 comprise 43 percent of the workforce. In other fields, they comprise 26 percent of workers.
  • Individuals between the ages of 34 to 51 make up 45 percent of tech workers. In non-tech fields, they make up 47 percent of the workforce.
  • Individuals between the ages 52 and 70 make up only 12 percent of the tech workforce. For non-tech fields, they make up 27 percent of the workforce.

The average age of a manager in the tech industry is 42, whereas the average manager elsewhere is 47. For non-manager workers, the average age in the tech industry is 38, compared with an average age of 43 in non-tech fields.

Montgomery County Age Discrimination Lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. Help Discrimination Victims in All Fields

If you have faced age discrimination, or any other type of discrimination in your workplace, you have the right to work with our team of Montgomery County age discrimination lawyers at Sidney L. Gold & Associates, P.C. to pursue compensation for your financial damages. To get started, fill out our online form or call us today at 215-569-1999 to set up your initial consultation. We are in Philadelphia and serve clients from Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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