Tags: Age discrimination

Former BBC television presenter Miriam O'Reilly has won her ageism case against the broadcaster, which dropped her from its Countryfile series after the programme moved to prime time. The 53-year-old alleged she had been dismissed from the show on account of her age to be replaced with younger stars, but lost her sex discrimination claim.…

Just 14 per cent of UK managers consider their organisation well-prepared to cope with an ageing workforce, despite the impending abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA) and the fact that a third of UK workers will be aged over 50 by 2020. This is the main finding of new joint research published today by…

Strong evidence of the age discrimination in many workplaces has been released. Age UK’s survey has found that 2 out of 5 people over 50 have been unemployed for over a year and three-quarters of these are men. The report showing that many of the people who have been unemployed for over 12 months are…

New research has revealed that 70 per cent of UK workers are planning to stay in employment past the standard retirement age. The Real Retirement Report by insurance company Aviva indicates that those employees in their last ten years before reaching 65 may have to contend with lower incomes and less money saved up. According…

Employers have been advised to pay more consideration to older female job applicants, as they have “talents to contribute” to the workplace, it has been claimed. Martina Devlin, in an article for the Irish Independent, says that despite this, such workers are frequently overlooked by society. “This is a short-sighted attitude, especially in an era…

The current default age of retirement could be set to be scrapped, it is reported – which may spell the end of age-related discrimination. Minister for women and equality Harriet Harman said this week discrimination against older people needs to be tackled at the highest levels and public policy needs to change due to the…

Following accusations of age discrimination following the exit of a number of high profile older female presenters, the BBC has announced Moira Stuart is to return to the corporation. The 60-year-old presenter is set to read the news on Chris Evans’ Radio 2 Breakfast Show, after leaving in 2007. She said she is delighted to…

An industry body has advised employers to look at the possibility of hiring older employees as they are more likely to remain with the company for longer. The National Institute of Adult Continuing Education also said that employers will often consider recruiting older applicants because they often have “a more stable employment record”. However, Tom…

A campaign to scrap the compulsory retirement age received “strong cross-party support from the House of Lords”. That is according to the Employers Forum on Age (EFA) campaign, which has confirmed that discrimination against older workers is both “outdated” and potentially harmful to the economy. The EFA states that there are still “fears” about abolishing…