Can Age Discrimination Affect a Worker's Health?

Data at Yale University showed that age discrimination negatively affected a person’s health in 96 percent of their studies.

The research found that ageism affected people’s health on both an individual and a general-population level.

Individually, age discrimination was found to be related to mental and physical illnesses, among other health consequences. 

The research also found that the general older population was denied access to health care, clinical trials, and work opportunities.

Age discrimination is illegal, and anyone 40 years old and older is protected under state and federal laws.