Age Discrimination and Diversity

Author: Malcolm Sargeant
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139499130
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This volume of essays is concerned with the discrimination against older people that results from a failure to recognise their diversity. By considering the unique combinations of discrimination that arise from the interrelationship of age and gender, pensions, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic class and disability, the contributors demonstrate that the discrimination suffered is multiple in nature. It is the combination of these characteristics that leads to the need for more complex ways of tackling age discrimination.

Age Discrimination

Author: Malcolm Sargeant
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317183819
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Age Discrimination looks at how both young and old can be penalised by prejudice against their age group. Following recent changes in the law, the issue of age discrimination has come to the fore. The new legislation will extend legal oversight of age-related discrimination to the provision of facilities, goods and services, as well as employment. Professor Sargeant provides a thorough review of the consequences of these changes and their implications for businesses and service providers, public or private. This comprehensive new book, like its predecessor Age Discrimination in Employment, is essential to practitioners responsible for HR issues, finance, operations, service delivery, quality and customer relations, and for those with a policy focus or academic interest in diversity issues.

Age Discrimination in Employment

Author: Malcolm Sargeant
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317183797
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Increased life expectancy and an ageing workforce have highlighted the problem of age discrimination in developed countries. Malcolm Sargeant's Age Discrimination in Employment is an encyclopedic guide for HR specialists and employment lawyers to the nature of age discrimination in the workplace in a number of countries, along with a discussion of the main thrust of employment law in this area, including an analysis of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006. The book opens with a consideration of what age discrimination is and how it manifests itself at the workplace and elsewhere. It also breaks discrimination down by age (discrimination against young, middle, and senior age employees) and explores multiple discrimination, including age and gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disability. An important reference for HR departments, policy-makers and others concerned with organizational culture and development, discrimination, and social policy.

Gower Handbook of Discrimination at Work

Author: Hazel Conley
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317125320
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Workplace discrimination is an experience that, despite four decades of equality legislation, continues to blight the lives of thousands every year. Discrimination persists on the protected grounds of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief and gender reassignment, as well as where no legal protection exists such as in relation to class background or migration status. The Handbook discusses recent changes in equality legislation as well as considering the limitations of legal frameworks in addressing inequality. However, complying with the law is only the first step towards addressing discrimination in the workplace, and the book goes beyond the law and provides evidence of good practice in promoting organisational culture change, as well as considering future directions for policy on equality action. The Gower Handbook of Discrimination at Work looks at both social justice and business case perspectives, and its message is not a negative one. The contributors have considerable depth of understanding of workplace discrimination, both as academics and equality practitioners, their work has contributed to policy formation and all are committed to improving the lives of people at work. They offer insights into existing international developments and make suggestions for the ways in which positive change can be realised. Practitioners, such as human resources professionals and other managers involved in addressing equality at work, trade unionists, equality trainers, and academics concerned with researching or teaching in the areas of employment and equality will all find this book of interest. Furthermore, it will be of value to students in the fields of business and management, employment law, equality and diversity and human resource management.

Mastering Diversity

Author: James Walsh
Publisher: Silver Lake Publishing
ISBN: 1563431025
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Shows business owners how to comply with diversity rules ethically while minimizing financial risk to the company; explains the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Civil Rights Act of 1991, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act. Includes worksheets and forms.

Equality Diversity and Discrimination

Author: Kathy Daniels
Publisher: CIPD Publishing
ISBN: 9781843981121
Format: PDF
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Equality, Diversity and Discrimination is an ideal introductory textbook for anyone studying a module in equality and diversity, particularly those studying the CIPD specialist elective Managing Diversity and Equal Opportunities. This book provides expert coverage of key issues in this area including recruitment and selection diversity and discrimination as well as issues relating to pay and contracts. There is also integral discussion of discrimination at termination of employment and harassment as discrimination. Covering everything students need to know to understand equality, diversity and discrimination in the workplace as well as most importantly, how to prevent discrimination and promote equality and diversity, Equality Diversity and Discrimination is an essential handbook for all HR students. Each chapter includes case studies, examples, and legal cases to facilitate students' understanding and tasks to encourage further research around the subject ensuring that learning continues outside the classroom.

Equality Diversity and Discrimination

Author: Lynda A. C. Macdonald
Publisher: CIPD Publishing
ISBN: 9781843980483
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Is unlawful discrimination preventing your organisation from attaining the benefits of diversity and equality? This book provides an insight into all types of unlawful discrimination in Britain, including the new areas of sexual orientation and religion implemented in December 2003. It is designed for busy HR managers and practitioners, for all levels of line management with responsibility for staff and for owner/managers of small businesses.

Age Diversity in the Workplace

Author: Miguel R. Olivas-Lujan
Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing
ISBN: 178743074X
Format: PDF
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Organisations, as well as individuals and societies, continue to struggle with the complexity associated with unprecedented demographic changes. Workforce ageing and increasing age diversity are not transient phenomena, and their implications are compounded by the combination of several global trends like workers' increased mobility and migration, as well as increasing gender and ethnic differences. This demographic pressure compels organisations to question conventional ways of management thinking, doing and being in order to capitalize on the benefits of an age-diverse workforce. This volume bridges theoretical and empirical approaches in order to illuminate the challenges of valuing employees at any point in their professional lives, from youth to retirement. Embracing perspectives that span from the individual to the organisational levels of analysis, the book explores the two distinct but intertwined phenomena of workforce ageing and increasing workforce age diversity. The volume is divided into two parts. Contributions in the first section raise questions about the meanings of age and age diversity, as well as how and when age matters in organisations. The second part of the book examines the role and contribution of HR practices in forging an age-inclusive workplace.

The Law on Age Discrimination in the EU

Author: Malcolm Sargeant
Publisher: Kluwer Law International B.V.
ISBN: 9041125221
Format: PDF, ePub
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The EC Directive establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation covers a number of grounds of discrimination including age. The EU's population is ageing, but there is much evidence that age discrimination is widespread. The Directive is a reaction to that and the consequent desire to encourage greater participation in the labour market by older workers. This is the first time that age discrimination has been made unlawful by the EU and, as a result, there are now laws in every Member State making such discrimination unlawful. The Directive, and much of the national legislation, however, treats age discrimination differently to the other grounds for unlawful discrimination. It is the only area which permits direct discrimination. Age discrimination generally may still be objectively justified by a legitimate aim if the means of achieving that aim are appropriate and necessary. Such aims include legitimate employment policy, labour market, and vocational training objectives. This insightful book--written by national experts in eight Member States and at the EU level--considers the ways in which the Directive has been implemented in some of the Member States and the extent to which they have taken advantage of the exceptions that are inherent in the Directive. Particular issues that are covered are: * what legislation has been adopted in each country * the development of the case law that exists in some States * the demographic imperative existing in each country * measures taken to improve the position of young people * retirement and the exit from the workforce of older workers * the approach and case law of the European Court of Justice As an important contribution towards an understanding of age discrimination within the European Union, this book opens a field of law that has heretofore not been considered in all its seriousness. It will be of real value to lawyers, human resource management professionals, and those with an interest in discrimination and EU issues. It is an important contribution to what will be a developing field of study

Age as an Equality Issue

Author: Sandra Fredman
Publisher: Hart Publishing
ISBN: 1841134058
Format: PDF, ePub
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To what extent is age inevitably linked with declining capacity? What are the goals of a policy on age equality, and how can these be realized in law? How should law and policy address age discrimination in health, education and employment? Should young people be dealt with in the same way as older people? This book answers these questions in a series of chapters by experts from a wide range of disciplines. It examines the nature of the aging process and provides a detailed analysis of the concept of age equality.