Although employment rates for senior citizens held up in the hard times and are now on the rise, and men and women are working longer before they retire, age discrimination in employment may persist as the number of jobless young people continues to grow.
The recession has created a generation of over-50s who are condemned to long-term unemployment, disturbing new figures revealed last night.
The Age Concern and Help the Aged pre-election manifesto is challenging all political parties to commit to scrapping forced retirement legislation.
Older workers have fared relatively well during this recession. That’s just as well, because with dwindling pension pots and increased life expectancy, there will soon be far more of them. But are organisations prepared for more people working longer?