Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Age Discrimination

More than a million people over 50 are unemployed but would be willing to work if given the opportunity.

The Women and Equalities Committee has warned that “too little” is being done to enforce age discrimination law.
“It is unacceptable that the nation is wasting the talents of more than one million people aged over 50 who are out of work but would be willing to work if the right opportunity arose,” the committee’s report states. “People in later life are often playing many different roles in society, but those who wish to work should not face the current barriers of discrimination, bias and outdated employment practices.”
Caroline Abrahams, charity director at Age UK, said age discrimination was “still rife”, with 36 per cent of 55-64-year-olds feeling like they’ve been disadvantaged or treated negatively because they were perceived as being older. 

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