A 28 year old female supervisor at a different department, looking to sabotage me professionally and socially, revealed my age to some select co-workers.
Is this illegal? Should I tell HR?
I am over 40 and work in digital media. What is the likelihood that she would get fired? I suspect the motive is jealousy. It is creating a toxic environment for me at work and changing people's perceptions of me.
( 5 months ago )
Retaliation is probably going to be a very bad idea. While her action may have been unprofessional or possibly illegal, I suspect that attempts to have her repremanded for it will cost you politically much more than it will help you.
You're going to have a difficult time convincing the right people that this was a big deal (I am NOT arguing it isn't, but rather what others will perceive). Those people will probably consider your complaint to be politically motivated and irritating rather than actionable. Basically, I suggest doing nothing in this case until you have something that others will more likely take as a serious greivance.