Age Discrimination Resources & Laws

A page of links to FAQs, factsheets, manuals, guides, etc. that enable employers to comply with age discrimination laws in countries that have enacted age discrimination legislation.

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Age Discrimination Resources & Laws (By Nation or Multi-Nation Organization)

• Australia

Age Discrimination Laws

  • Age Discrimination Act 2004 (Cth) ~ covers discrimination against persons on the ground of age in the areas of work, education, access to premises, the provision of goods, services and facilities, accommodation, the disposal of land, the administration of Commonwealth laws and programs and requests for information

Resources & Organizations

  • HREOC - Information for Employers ~ The HREOC (The Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission) is the Australian federal government agency responsible for the implementation of federal human rights and anti-discrimination law in Australia, including the laws against age discrimination. It maintains a section for employers that provides advice on steps to take to address discrimination and harassment in the workplace.

  • Age Discrimination Laws - Who Benefits? ~ An information paper produced by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry that raises multiple issues of interest and, in some cases, of concern to employers.

• European Community (resources and laws that apply to specific member nations are listed seperately)

Age Discrimination Laws

  • Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishes a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation. It includes provisions addressing age discrimination.

Resources & Organizations

  • Age Discrimination and European Law ~ a publication commissioned by the European Commission to improve the understanding of issues related to age discrimination; to develop the capacity to tackle age discrimination effectively; to promote the values underlying the fight against age discrimination

  • Combating Discrimination - A Training Manual ~ A manual commissioned by the European Commission under the framework of the European Community Action Programme to combat discrimination (2001-2006). Focus is on all forms of discrimination.

• Ireland

Age Discrimination Laws

  • Employment Equality Act, 1998 ~ provides wide-ranging protections against age discrimination in recruitment, dismissals and training.

  • Equality Act 2004 ~ Amends the Employment Equality Act, 1998 [see above] to bring people aged over 65 within the terms of the Act.

Resources & Organizations

  • Age & Opportunity ~ Challenging negative attitudes to ageing and older people Promoting greater participation by older people in society.

  • The Equality Authority ~ is an independent body set up under the Employment Equality Act 1998. It was established on 18th October 1999. It provides numerous resources including: publications, research, links, information, an FAQ and events. Site is published in English and in Gaeilge.

• Italy

Age Discrimination Laws

• UK

Age Discrimination Laws

  • The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 ~ is the UK's response to the provisions in the European Council Directive on Equal Treatment in employment (2000/78/EC) that deal with age discrimination. It outlaws age discrimination in employment and vocational training.

Resources & Organizations

  • Employers Forum on Age (EFA) ~ is an independent network of leading employers who recognize the value of an age diverse workforce. The EFA sets the agenda for age and employment issues in the UK. In addition to supporting employers, the EFA influences Government, business and trade unions, and campaigns for real, practical change in issues such as flexible retirement and the forthcoming age discrimination legislation.

  • DTI - Age Discrimination ~ This section of the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry) website addresses the issues of Age Discrimination in Employment and Vocational Training. It lists several external resources and studies.

• USA

Age Discrimination Laws

Resources & Organizations

  • Federal Laws Prohibiting Job Discrimination Questions And Answers ~ The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission maintains this FAQ on Federal Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws, which includes Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). It gives guidance on what constitute discriminatory practices, which Employers and Other Entities Are Covered by These Laws, The EEOC'S Charge Processing Procedures, as well as information about the EEOC commission itself.