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2008-07-20 18:00:24

By NIGEL NELSON JOKES at work about colleagues having "one foot in the grave" and being "over the hill" are to be OUTLAWED to spare the feelings of older staff. Bosses will be told to treat ageism jokes against Victor Mildrew- type characters as harshly as sexism and racism. Ministers are already drawing up penalties for offenders. Pensions minister Mike O'Brien said: "Forty years ago racism and sexism were the acceptable face of prejudice. Now it's ageism. We must motivate individuals...

2008-07-03 06:00:47

By Gerri Peev Political Correspondent WORKERS could no longer be forced to retire at 65 if anti-age discrimination campaigners get their way in a European court. Forcing employees who reach 65 to retire if they wish to keep working breaches equality laws, insist lawyers for Heyday, a group connected to Age Concern. Their case, before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, centres on claims that the UK Employment Equality (Age) Regulations are contrary to an EU directive which...

2008-07-03 06:00:47

By Gerri Peev Political Correspondent WORKERS could no longer be forced to retire at 65 if anti-age discrimination campaigners get their way in a European court. Forcing employees who reach 65 to retire if they wish to continue working breaches equality laws, insist lawyers for Heyday, a group connected to Age Concern. Their case, before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, centres on claims that the UK Employment Equality (Age) Regulations are contrary to an EU directive...

2008-07-02 06:01:01

By Lordly, Daphne Taper, Janette Changing demographics in aging place new demands on dieticians related to education and subsequent employment. This study presents data from a survey illuminating dietitians' perceptions concerning the acquisition of entry-level clinical competence within a single practice setting. A purposive sample consisting of recent, employed internship graduates (n = 8) and internship supervisors (n = 6) from both long-term and active care settings completed a survey...

2008-06-30 09:03:11

A disability system that uses age as one of many factors in determining benefits does not violate the ADEA unless age "actually motivates" any disparate treatment, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled. The plaintiff worked in a sheriff's department and chose to continue working after he reached retirement age. At age 61, he was injured on the job and retired, receiving full retirement benefits. When he learned that younger workers injured in the line of duty could get credit for additional...

2008-06-20 06:00:29

By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court enhanced the ability of older workers to bring job discrimination claims, in a decision Thursday that comes as the nation's workforce is aging and many companies are downsizing and laying off workers. By a 7-1 vote, the court ruled that when a company asserts layoffs of older workers were based on factors other than the workers' age, the company has the burden of proving those factors are valid. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity...

2008-06-17 12:00:09

To: STATE EDITORS Contact: Irene Garnett of Partners, +1-202-887-5990 x109, igarnett@livable.com; Ted Mitchell of MetLife Foundation, +1-401- 827-3236, tjmitchell@metlife.com; Helen Eltzeroth of n4a, (202) 872- 0888, heltzeroth@n4a.org Innovators to Hold Discussion on 'Aging in Place' at Byrons Southend CHARLOTTE, N.C.,June 17/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of the national movement to promote the Aging in Place initiative, which is aimed at helping older Americans remain in their...

2008-06-14 09:00:31

By Jeff Salway IF AN election were held this week, personal finance would be at or near the top of the agenda. The recent local elections in England and Wales proved as much, with consensus that the scrapping of the 10p tax band was the stick used most frequently to batter Labour campaigners on the doorsteps. There's little chance of an election before 2010, but money matters will be at the heart of the debate then too, when the declining standard of living endured by many pensioners in...

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2006-04-26 08:30:00

By Patricia Reaney LONDON -- Until eight months ago, Freda Gibson drove regularly around London and was behind the wheel when she returned from Wales after an annual walking trip. She lives alone, shops and cooks for herself. But after more than 70 years she decided to give up driving and prefers to stay close to the home she has lived in for more than half a century. At six months shy of her 94th birthday who could blame her? Her eyesight is failing and she has the odd memory lapse, but...

2006-04-20 12:36:49

LONDON (Reuters) - The government announced plans on Thursday to crack down on mistreatment of older people in hospitals and care homes, pledging a "zero tolerance" approach to what it concedes is a persistent problem. Tougher inspections will be introduced and every home will have to have a senior nurse responsible for fighting age discrimination and promoting dignity in care. Changing the often negative culture of attitudes toward older people is a priority, said Care Services...