Ageism in business

Ageism in business

Pilot ordered to stop flying solo at 60 claims age bias

A HELICOPTER pilot who was told he could not fly solo after the age of 60 claimed age discrimination yesterday, in a test case that could affect hundreds of other pilots.

Older workers still facing bias

AGE discrimination remains "rife" in workplaces, with many employees being pressurised to retire early, according to a new poll.

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Sir Menzies right to stand firm

WHAT are the Lib Dems for? This is the real question the party has to answer at its annual conference in Brighton. With both Gordon Brown and David Cameron struggling to capture the middle ground of British politics, the Lib Dems need to explain why anyone should still vote for them. That is a more crucial issue than worrying about Sir Menzies Campbell's age.

Call to allow over-65s to sit on juries

TORY MSP David McLetchie today called for a change in the law to allow over-65s to sit on juries in Scotland.

Age discrimination

RETAILERS have been warned that they should be doing more to tackle age discrimination.

Staff to work on past 65 but managers prefer change

TWO Scottish employment surveys yesterday highlighted both an ageing working population expecting to work longer, and one in which middle managers are becoming increasingly restless.

Dozy, grumpy, inefficient - some of Disney's fairytales about old age

THE Walt Disney company is used to having its much-loved classics lacerated by critics, who see sexism in Cinderella, racism in Aladdin and fascist overtones in The Lion King.

63-year-old accuses council of ageism

A COUNCILLOR aged 63 has accused his own local authority of age discrimination after it failed to interview him for a job.

Silver start-ups for our golden oldies

WHEN it comes to business, life at 50 is only just beginning for some. While others may travel the world or take up a hobby, more people are taking the plunge into business and setting up their own company after a lifetime working for others.

Ageism rule 'will trigger thousands of tribunals'

NEW laws introduced to tackle age discrimination in the workplace could lead to 8,000 cases being taken to employment tribunals in the next year.

New rules usher in an age of reason for mature workforce

WHEN MIKE Russell retired at the age of 60, it wasn't his decision, but that of his employers.

Firms 'don't want old workers'

MANY people believe firms are unwilling to employ older workers despite new moves aimed at outlawing age discrimination.

Talk explores new age laws

EDINBURGH-based commercial law firm McClure Naismith will host a free breakfast seminar to help Capital companies worried about the implications of the Age Discrimination Law, which comes into force on October 1.

It's time we valued the over-50s and cast ageism on the scrapheap

OLDER people - those aged 50 and over - are often subject to ageism, a general perception that they are different and of lesser value than younger people. They may habitually experience discrimination, in that they are often treated less favourably than others, or their distinctive needs are regularly overlooked. And they may occasionally experience disadvantage as a result, compared with other, younger people.

A million older workers 'on scrap heap'

A MILLION workers aged 50-65 cannot get jobs because of a lack of investment by employers, according to a report by the TUC.

Age must be no barrier to employment

TWENTY years ago, you'd be unlikely to find one; now they're everywhere. The rise of the employment lawyer looks set to continue with new age discrimination regulations buoying the workload.

Employers need to ensure their policies do not discriminate unintentionally on age

THE Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, published on 9 March, will introduce a number of changes to existing employment laws aimed at tackling age discrimination in the workplace.

Job loss over 50 double risk of heart attack

Losing a job when over the age of 50 more than doubles the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, according to research published yesterday.

Companies looking to the mature economy

A NEW study has revealed that companies are starting to ease their prejudice against employing older workers.

Employers look to older workers to fill vacancies as skills gaps bite

COMPANIES are increasingly turning to older workers to fill their vacancies, according to a new report published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development).

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