tagged w/ age discrimination
A corporate pilot for retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, Michael Stephen Bustin, was fired in December 2009 and, at 55, claims this was done because of his age and not fitting A&F’s trendy and youthful corporate climate. It is clear that A&F is quite the hip and happening company, but details from Bustin’s lawsuit against the company reveals that they are much more than that.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=45054A corporate pilot for retailer Abercrombie & Fitch, Michael Stephen Bustin, was... more
A new bill aims to tackle discrimination against a range of groups including women, the elderly and those from lower social classes.
The Equality Bill will expose the gender pay gap, forcing many employers to reveal how much male staff are paid compared with their female colleagues. Despite the introduction of the Equal Pay Act 40 years ago, women in the UK still earn on average 23% less per hour than men.
The new bill will require companies employing at least 250 staff to publish their gender pay gaps by 2013. If too few have done so voluntarily, the government will use laws to make it happen.
The bill will also tackle social inequalities - ministers say the need for new measures is borne out by evidence showing that by the age of six, bright children from poor families are overtaken by less able children from wealthier homes and that people in deprived areas tend to suffer more from ill health - and age discrimination, the goal being to ban it completely.
Minister for Equality Harriet Harman pledged the bill would help to "narrow the gap between rich and poor and make Britain more equal".A new bill aims to tackle discrimination against a range of groups including women,... more