Archive for May, 2010
The number of age discrimination complaints in the first quarter of this year has doubled, according to Elizabeth Broderick, Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination. “I think that’s because the issue has had more airing in the last six months through the Intergenerational Report that Treasury launched, which talked about the eligibility for the pension going up to the age of 67” she says.
“The Government is sending strong signals that we need to work longer but the question is can we when there’s a culture that says you’re not valuable when you’re over a certain age.” More…
Let’s hope Risk Managers have this topic firmly on their agenda. Organisations who are the subject of a complaint suffer not only significant costs but damage to their coveted employment brand.