Age discrimination at work: measures at the organisational level to address prejudice and negative stereotypes related to older age

Age discrimination is still predominant at workplaces despite anti-discrimination laws in place in almost every country.

Pub. Jan 14, 2021 Published January 14, 2021

Here we look at different aspects of age discrimination, its sources, as well as its effects on both individuals and organisations in the labour market. We include perspectives from Sweden, Finland, and Belarus. In Sweden, our example shows how researchers collaborate with human resources professionals to introduce age management practices in workplaces. A good practice from Finland provides us with an example of how older workers become empowered to fight age discrimination at work.