Labor Studies We perform a field experiment to measure racial discrimination in the labor market. We respond with fictitious resumes to help-wanted ads in Boston and Chicago newspapers. To manipulate perception of race, each resume is assigned either a very African American sounding name or a very White sounding name.
Acknowledgements Foreword Since the introduction of the Age Discrimination Act Cthexperiences of age discrimination in employment among mature age workers have featured prominently in the complaints of age discrimination received by the Australian Human Rights Commission.
InI undertook a series of consultations with peak bodies including age-based community groups, legal service providers, business groups, unions, academics and relevant government departments.
As well I undertook research to learn more about the barriers to employment facing mature age workers.
One of the foremost barriers that emerged was that of unlawful age discrimination - and this in the face of one of the most significant demographic shifts in modern human history where populations across the globe are ageing.
Age discrimination is entrenched through ageism, which can be found in almost every sphere of public life. Many people have written to me and told me of their experiences of age discrimination, spanning everything from recruitment to their terms and conditions of employment.
Yet this issue appears to be largely invisible, deeply entrenched and worse still, accepted within our community.
When I have spoken about age discrimination on radio and television, switchboards have run hot with people wanting to tell their personal stories. Often they have simply been relieved to hear the experiences that they are going through, not only named, but brought out into the open.
This is what the paper seeks to do - it names and examines this form of discrimination. The paper explains what age discrimination and ageism are and what they can look like in our workplaces. It explains the rights we need to protect us from unlawful age discrimination and the effects of ageism and outlines the often devastating impacts this form of discrimination can have on the lives of individuals, our communities and our nation as a whole.
It is imperative that this change. This paper represents a starting point. The challenge of unlawful age discrimination and ageism is an on-going one for which all of us must take responsibility. When we think of respect, dignity and enjoyment of human rights, age equality must be front and centre.
Elizabeth Broderick Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination Australian Human Rights Commission October Executive summary The purpose of this paper is to look at and raise awareness of the issues of ageism and unlawful age discrimination against mature age workers within the workplace.
It is a form of discrimination that appears to sit quietly — it can go unnoticed and seems accepted.
This paper aims to expose it. In a number of Commission consultations and in research, unlawful age discrimination emerged as a serious disincentive to mature age workers continuing in paid work. The majority of the age discrimination complaints received by the Australian Human Rights Commission in related to employment.
Most of these complaints were made by individuals over the age of 45 years. Our ageist culture appears to be largely invisible, accepted and unacknowledged. Attitudes that employers and recruiters may hold are reflected in and reinforced by negative attitudes to older age found in our community.
Legal protection is often looked to as a solution to ensure that all people have real equality in terms of a more equal playing field. While important, legislation is only one part of the tool-kit needed to tackle broader systemic issues like ageism.
In Australia the Age Discrimination Act is crucial to the recognition and protection of rights against unlawful age discrimination. It offers protection in most areas of public life and provides a complaint mechanism to enforce rights.
It is also important in raising awareness of these issues in our community. Australian federal anti-discrimination laws are related to the international human rights system as they are based in part on international human rights agreements developed through the United Nations system.
The aim of these agreements is to further the goal of equality for all people. Yet there is no dedicated, binding international agreement that deals specifically with the rights of older people, as there is for other disadvantaged groups.By: Maya Raghu & JoAnna Suriani.
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