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.
A report from the Scottish Science Advisory Council (SSAC) shows the population is ageing at a faster rate in Scotland compared to the rest of the UK. Fertility, life expectancy at birth and net in-migration are all lower in Scotland.
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.
The survey carried out by insurance company SunLife found that the workplace was where age discrimination is experienced most often.
The report “A silver lining for the UK economy?” claims that older workers are essential to the future of the UK economy.
The Government is to appeal against a decision that a transitional pension scheme applicable to judges was age discriminatory.
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).
82% of 55-64 year olds see their age as a disadvantage.
Age discrimination can have a deep psychological impact that even its victims do not truly appreciate.
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.
In the US, a bipartisan group of congressmen want to reverse a Supreme Court decision and make to easier to bring age discrimination claims
Congressmen in the US want to reverse a Supreme Court decision that made it harder for people to claim age discrimination.
The UN says that older people in the UK are victim of ageist abuse after being blamed for Brexit by angry remainers
UN human rights expert Rosa Kornfeld-Matte has criticised European national newspapers and media outlets for stigmatising older people and scapegoating them in the wake of the Brexit vote.
Age discrimination protections should be extended to cover the provision of goods, facilities and services, according to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland.
The national living wage encourages employers to recruit younger workers over older workers to cut costs in breach of age discrimination laws, argued Labour MP Holly Lynch during a parliamentary debate.
An anti-age discrimination law that will prohibit employers from imposing arbitrary age limitations will soon come into force.