United Kingdom - Older workers and a better work-life balance - August 31, 2018

The Women and Equalities Committee, a committee appointed by the House of Commons, published a report on older people and employment. The report concludes that the talents of more than a million people aged over 50 who want to work are being wasted because of discrimination, bias and outdated employment practices. It also concludes that Government and the Equality and Human Rights Commission are failing to enforce the law on age discrimination. The report says women tend to be hardest hit by the lack of flexibility offered by companies for older workers when many people over the age of 50 need to reduce their working hours to care for loved ones. It called on the government to introduce a statutory entitlement for five days’ paid leave for carers, and a longer period of unpaid leave, to help older workers balance work with caring.

Read on: in English …   Read the Report: in English …

For more information, please contact the editor Jan Cremers or Sanne van der Gaag, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) cbn-aias@uva.nl or the Head of communications at the ETUI, Willy De Backer wdebacker@etui.org © ETUI


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