Employment Equality (Age) Regulations

Age Discrimination

Regulations fail to stop Ageism

Employers are still discriminating against older workers, despite the introduction of age discrimination legislation two years ago, according to The Age and Employment Network (TAEN). A TAEN survey of 370 jobseekers aged over 50 found that 63% believed they were seen as too old by employers and 42% said they were seen as too experienced or over–qualified. The research also highlighted that just 13% thought the introduction of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations (2006), which banned age discrimination in the workplace, had helped older people find employment. TAEN chief executive Chris Ball said: “Ageism in the workplace is still widespread, particularly in recruitment where it is difficult for an individual to prove discrimination and take legal action,” Under age&n... »