The talents of over 50s who want to work are being wasted because of discrimination, bias and outdated employment practices, according to a report published by the Women and Equalities Committee which recommends a number of changes to employment law.
Compulsory and contractual retirement ages in particular have become an increasing area of litigation in Ireland in recent times. Linda Hynes, Senior Associate at Lewis Silkin LLP, gives her analysis of the issues.
Life expectancy in the UK: don’t believe the news - the population is ageing and people are not dying younger
Recent headlines have claimed that “life expectancy has fallen”. But this statement is misleading, oversimplified and incorrect. In this article, we explain the data behind those headlines.
Age discrimination laws came from the EU. In the UK, there was no protection from age discrimination at all until we were required to introduce new laws in order to implement the relevant EU directive. But now the UK is moving in a different direction and we are leaving the EU. So what does this mean for the future of age discrimination?
In 2014, our analysis showed that the removal of the DRA may have doubled the growth in the numbers of over 65s in employment. Is this still the case?
GUEST BLOG: Holly Lynch MP argues National Minimum Wage bands incentivise age discrimination and should be abolished
In this exclusive guest blog, Holly Lynch MP (Halifax) argues for abolishing the National Minimum Wage age bands and having one single rate applicable to all.
Large numbers of over 50s exit the labour market early, putting them at risk of poverty and costing the economy billions in the process. "Fuller Working Lives" is the Government's strategy to minimise this and encourage more older workers.
The Default Retirement Age was abolished in 2011. What has been the impact on employment of over 65s? We've crunched the numbers and discovered something fascinating...
Increasing the employment of older workers generally has no detrimental impact on the employment of younger workers, according to a recent report.
Has the number of over 60s in employment "grown substantially"? Have older workers received big pay increases?
What will be the effect of ageing on the future of work?
Official figures show that the number of age discrimination claims brought against employers has plummeted over the past 12 months.
Age discrimination cuts boths ways as older people admit to "negative feelings" towards those in 20s.
Older People’s Commissioner for Wales speaks out on government shelving of elimination of age discrimination in the provision of goods and services
Ruth Marks MBE, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, has expressed her significant disappointment and concern at the lack of progress on implementing the protection from age discrimination in the provision of goods and services.
We analysed ONS data to see what effect the recession had on the employment and unemployment levels of different age groups.
With youth unemployment continuing to rise, we need drastic measures to solve this crisis. Could abolishing the National Minimum Wage for younger people help?
The economic crisis did not have a negative effect on older workers. In fact, most showed increased older worker employment.
Criminal sanctions for discrimination do not exist in the UK. But in other countries, they can be common. We discuss whether this is a measure that policymakers in the UK should think about.
Employment Tribunal data shows a clear upwards trend in the number of claims. We think this will peak.
In order to save costs, polices forces across the country are being told to retire forcibly some of their most experienced officers. But such a move may be age discrimination.