Today’s lesson on age discrimination is based on an article posted on LinkedIn Pulse last week entitled When it Comes To Age Bias, Tech Companies Don’t Even Bother to Lie by Dan Lyons.
This story provides a disturbing account of one company’s reprehensible system of age discrimination in the workplace. We all know it exists, consciously or subconsciously, but any employer with a bit of sense will successfully deny it. HubSpot’s CEO Brian Halligan, evidently, lacks that bit of sense, espousing the practice in an interview with The New York Times.
Lyons’ April 5th article is about flagrant age discrimination at HubSpot, as reportedly is his book, “Disrupted: My Misadventure in the Startup Bubble,” he relays a situation in which his management admitted and defended their practice of illegal discrimination: