By Malcolm Sargeant
Malcolm Sargeant's Age Discrimination in Employment is an encyclopaedic advisor for HR experts and employment legal professionals to the character of age discrimination within the office in a couple of international locations, in addition to a dialogue of the most thrust of employment legislations during this zone, together with an research of the Employment Equality (Age) laws 2006. It additionally breaks discrimination down via age (discrimination opposed to younger, center, outdated and senior age staff) and explores a number of discrimination, together with age and gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and incapacity.
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Sometimes exceptions are made, therefore, which are to the long-term beneﬁt of the group affected by these exceptions. There is a default retirement age in order to save the dignity of employees, so that they do not end their careers going through a disciplinary or dismissal procedure because of their failing competence. Employers are to be allowed to make exceptions to facilitate staff planning, so that young people will be able to enter workforces, albeit at the expense of the older worker. Training opportunities can be withheld from older workers because there is not enough time for the employer to gain an adequate return on their investment.
1 2 3 Marsh and Sahin-Dikmen (2003) In relation to racial or ethnic origin, religion or beliefs, disability, age and sexual orientation Reported in Live Longer, Work Longer (2006) 46 A G E D I S C R I M I N AT I O N DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE Current United Kingdom policy is, of course, essentially determined by the European Union. The European Commission has been concerned about the demographic change that is taking place and its impact upon the labour market and future plans for growth of the European economy.
There might be more opportunities to differentiate rather than discriminate between persons of different ages. ’ 54 ‘Implications of the ageing process’, in Fredman and Spencer (2003), p. 12 55 See Eglit (1999); see also The Older American Worker-Age Discrimination in Employment (1965) report to the US Congress CHAPTER 2 United Kingdom Perspectives The process of law making can sometimes be long and sometimes complex. The Labour Government which came to power in 1997 had a commitment to taking some action on age discrimination, although it was not clear what this action would be.
Age Discrimination in Employment by Malcolm Sargeant