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May 23, 2008

Urgent Action Against Age Discrimination (UK)

Take action against age discrimination

In 2007, Gordon Brown promised he would deliver: 'No discrimination on the basis of race, gender, sexuality, age, or faith. And no discrimination against the disabled.'

Yet age discrimination still exists.

Over the last year thousands of people have called on the Government to ban age discrimination as part of the Just Equal Treatment campaign.
Now we need your help to demand that Gordon Brown makes age discrimination illegal as part of the forthcoming Equality Bill.
Get involved now and help us protect the rights of today's 12 million older people and those of future generations.

Please send an email to your MP to forward on to the Prime Minister

It will take just a matter of seconds and will have a real impact!

SOURCE: HelptheAgedUK

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1 comment:

Michael L. Gooch said...

Yes. Age discrimination happens and rather frequently. However, the offenders often do not know that they are engaged in this activity. Inappropriate behavior and off-hand remarks will sneak up to bite you. As a corporate director for a fortune 500 company, I have been blindsided many times by disparaging remarks made by your management team? The managers don’t realize at the time that they are in a discrimination mode. I detail these likely events in my management book, Wingtips with Spurs. Usually they will ‘get it’ when their depositions start. When you hear the following phrases, stop the offender, offer some education, and hope to goodness no one else heard them. If it happens again with the same person, it may be time to sell the cow. The courts and juries will decide if the remarks are ‘stray comments’ or direct evidence of a discrimination mindset.
• “We need sharp, young people.”
• “We need people who can come in early and stay late.”
• “They’re dinosaurs.”
• “They’re too old to learn something new”
• “We want employees who are young, lean, and mean.”
• “They wouldn’t be able to keep up with the fast company
growth.”
• “We’re looking for longevity.”
• “We need some young blood in this department.”
If a manager allows a culture that tolerates remarks such as the ones above, then the manager will probably get what he or she is asking for. The great leader will remind management on a frequent basis that they should never forget silence is often the best answer. Michael L. Gooch, SPHR http://www.michaellgooch.com

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