LRD Booklets October 2008

Promoting equality for older workers - a guide for union reps

Introduction (547 words)

Unions and employers are increasingly faced with considering the impact of a workforce containing a higher proportion of older workers, thanks to demographic change. ...

1. Discrimination and employment — the law (1912 words)

This chapter provides an overview of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006. More detailed information on the regulations is given in the LRD legal ...

2. Age diversity and employment practice (2860 words)

Older workers can be subject to age discrimination at any point in employment, from recruitment and selection to training and promotion. Research shows that ...

3. Older workers and flexible working (1824 words)

By the end of the next decade, caring for elders is set to replace caring for children as the number one work-life issue. The ...

4. Retirement, flexible retirement and pensions (2409 words)

The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 (see Chapter 1) amended the Employment Rights Act 1996 by removing the previous upper age limit for bringing ...

5. Health and safety (2025 words)

A number of studies point to the fact that the occupational health needs of older workers is a neglected issue. For example, research by ...