Age Discrimination: A Human Rights Perspective
This event formed part of a broader programme of human rights events across the United Kingdom that took place 8-12 December 2014.
The prohibition on age discrimination in employment protects not only the basic human right to equality but also has a number of social and economic benefits for employers, employees and the state. In a time of demographic and economic crisis, the protection against age discrimination ensures, in theory at least, that older workers can remain in employment and will be free from stereotyping and unjustifiable discrimination.
This seminar addressed some of the most topical issues surrounding age discrimination in employment in the UK, the challenges presented by the many permissible objective justifications of discriminatory treatment and evidence of employer attitudes and practice towards older employees approaching retirement.
Wednesday 10 December 2014
Sponsored by MICRA and The University of Manchester.
- Dr Mark Butler, University of Lancaster - 'Objective Justification: where are we?'
- Mr Gary Lynch-Wood and Dr Elaine Dewhurst, The University of Manchester - 'Compulsory Retirement: An Interdisciplinary Perspective', University of Manchester / University of Liverpool Project on Ageing and Retirement