Outside the Box: Ageism in the workplace is robbing millennials of valuable life skills

Do you wish people saw you as 20 years younger? A 69-year old Dutch man tested this proposition a few months ago when he filed suit to change his legal age much like people change their legal name or gender. A Dutch court turned down Emile Ratelband’s request stating, “Mr Ratelband is at liberty to feel 20 years younger than his real age and to act accordingly, but amending his date of birth would cause 20 years of records to vanish from the register of births, deaths, marriages and registered partnerships.”

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