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The ‘Forgotten Protected Class:’ How Training Can Disrupt Ageism in the Workplace

January 12, 2021 | Carole Walters

Training Industry, January 11, 2021 – Often, when people hear “diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) training,” topics like racial bias and gender equity typically come to mind. However, age is often the forgotten protected class when it comes to creating an inclusive workplace, says Andrew Rawson, chief learning officer at Traliant. But ageism manifests itself in “many of the same ways other forms of discrimination do,” Rawson says, impacting everything from hiring and promotions to company culture.

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