Did you know that surveys by both the government and charitable organisations show that age bias is the most common form of employment discrimination? Older workers may be unfairly refused a promotion, whilst younger workers may receive lower rates of pay – despite having all the relevant skills and experience.
Age discrimination is, of course, illegal – and complying with the law is a key reason for eliminating workplace-related age discrimination. But there are other good reasons:
- The benefits that result from providing a diverse workplace
- Within the next twenty years people over the age of fifty will make up almost one-third of the workforce, so any discrimination against this sizeable minority will greatly reduce the available pool of talent available to an organisation
Age Discrimination Learning Objectives
- Explain what the term ‘age discrimination’ means
- Describe the different forms of age discrimination
- Recognise examples of age discrimination in the workplace
- Describe how age discrimination occurs in the workplace
- Identify the legal exceptions to age discrimination law
- All members of an organisation requiring a base level understanding of the subject.
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