As well as giving us valuable knowledge of the position on the ground in these jurisdictions, we can learn from their experience as many of them have had anti-ageism laws for many years - the USA, for example, has had federal age laws since 1967.
Detailed summaries of age discrimination laws across the globe can be found by clicking on the links below for each of the jurisdictions listed.
Latest international news
To mark the 50th anniversary of the US Age Discrimination in Employment Act coming into force, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a report into age discrimination at work.
Labour market experts have called for enhanced protection against age at work ahead of the Taipei Ministry of Labor’s introduction of a draft act for the employment of middle-aged and elderly workers, set to be released before the end of this month.
Former materials buyer Codie Rael was been awarded $31 million - $3m compensatory damages and $28m punitive damages – after being forced out in 2014.
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) in the Philippines has urged workers to report those companies that violate age discrimination laws.
A new study has suggested that there is a direct connection between how well we age and how we view old age. Those with a positive attitude toward old age are likely to live longer — up to eight years — than their more pessimistic counterparts. But how, as older people, we are treated by others also has a big impact.
According to reports, the Black Eyed Peas singer and star of The Voice UK has been hit with an age discrimination claim.
Two new measures that will directly affect older workers in Australia: an increase of the work pension bonus and the subsidisation of wages for older workers.
A survey by the Benevolent Society – Australia’s oldest charity at 205 years old – has produced some interesting results on understanding of what age discrimination, perception of older workers, and the extent of the harm caused by it.
Tomas Horgan and Claire Keegan – two members of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) – claim that they suffered indirect age discrimination by being put on lower salary scales than colleagues who started prior to 2011.
Although Valerie Cox’s full-time contract ended legitimately when she turned 65, her freelance contract contained no such retirement age.
Robert Braden was 66 years old at the time of a layoff in 2012, ending a 29 year long career. Braden claimed the layoffs were intended to target older workers and "replace them with younger workers.”
Deborah Miller (60) was placed on a performance improvement plan whilst on medical leave and informed that "this will not end well", despite performing better than her younger (and mostly male) peers.
Mature-age workers still lack champions in the Australian workforce, although companies such as CommBank, Westpac and Bus Queensland are leading the way.
IMDB wants to have struck down a new California law that requires them to remove actors' ages from their site (upon request).
More than four-fifths, or 83 per cent, of the public are of the opinion that age discrimination is an obstacle for the career advancement opportunities of ageing employees in Finland, finds a survey.
Congressmen in the US want to reverse a Supreme Court decision that made it harder for people to claim age discrimination.
An anti-age discrimination law that will prohibit employers from imposing arbitrary age limitations will soon come into force.
A new US study from the National Economic Bureau of Research shows women facing persistent age discrimination as they get older.
One in five Canadians say they’ve been discriminated against at work because of their gender, according to a new survey conducted by international human resources consulting firm Randstad.
On Thursday, US senators will introduce the Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act (POWADA), a bill aimed at reversing a 2009 Supreme Court decision.
Age discrimination does not get much media attention in Barbados. However, for a large segment of the Barbadian population, it is a reality being experienced for no other reason than the fact that they have reached a certain age.
Switzerland beat out Norway and Sweden for the first place spot this year in an annual ranking of the best countries in the world to be old.
Some 34 percent of Czechs have encountered age discrimination when looking for a job or right at work, daily Pravo writes Wednesday, quoting the figures from a poll conducted by the Profesia.cz portal.
In New Zealand, 65+ year olds are the people who today inject around $14 billion a year into the Kiwi economy and undertake unpaid and voluntary work worth $8.5 billion annually. So why are they not valued more?
The Workers’ Party (WP) campaign aims to improve retirement, as age discrimination in the workforce has become a problem.
It appears that ageism may be responsible for the rise in the number of redundancies and the difficulties faced by older Singaporeans trying to re-enter the workforce
Human Rights Commission report found ‘a third of people who had experienced age discrimination gave up looking for work as a result’
Judges in Hawaii must retire when they reach the age of 70. But that could change.
Professor Seppo Koskinen cautions that age discrimination may increase as the official retirement age in Finland is raised, not all of the statistics bear out a bias against older employees.
Campaigners are calling on Government to clarify when it will fulfil its promise to outlaw age discrimination in the workplace.