New era begins as age discrimation outlawed

I find it all very interesting but far to full of loop holes to really work ( like most laws now a days)

for example:

I can't be discriminated in the work place because of my age

I can however still be classed as a mature student and get extra funding and more leeway on my exam results!
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
The RAF are able, subject to conditions, etc, to stay in until they are 55. It's about time the RN and Army followed suit - Especially in these times where we're so bloody short handed.

SS
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
The RAF are able, subject to conditions, etc, to stay in until they are 55. It's about time the RN and Army followed suit - Especially in these times where we're so bloody short handed.

SF
 
The RAF are only able to stay in untill 55 when they have reached the rank of Flight Sergeant, which has always pissed me off, the RN and ARMY are too old to serve after the age of forty, apart from the odd case, tho im informed that its all changing now. as my son has signed for another ten which will make him 50, no doubt that may change in the future. I would have loved to have served till 55, but as they say rules is rules.
 
It's a good idea in theory. In practice I can't see most organisations wanting a load of wrinklies around though - not when youngsters are cheaper and more easily led. Not many people are able at the age of 60+ to do what they did 30 years earlier. It's OK if you've been promoted to a desk but not OK if you are still doing relatively physical work.
 
higthepig said:
The RAF are only able to stay in untill 55 when they have reached the rank of Flight Sergeant, which has always pissed me off, the RN and ARMY are too old to serve after the age of forty, apart from the odd case, tho im informed that its all changing now. as my son has signed for another ten which will make him 50, no doubt that may change in the future. I would have loved to have served till 55, but as they say rules is rules.


I did the extra five --to complete 27 years come out at age 45 .

Biggest problem then was getting a job -had no problem really but could've done better

At age 55 coming outside even with the new laws it will be hard to adjust .
Also the employers will somehow get around it all and of course more money for the lawyers sorting out the 'it should've been me ' tribunals!!
 

SILVER_FOX

War Hero
"All journeys begin with the first step". I agree that it will take time to bed in but it is a step in the right direction where no step existed before.

SF
 

dubaipusser

Lantern Swinger
The Job application form will still ask for your Date of Birth - simplest thing in the world to reject those applications from 'perceived wrinklies' without ever putting the employer 'in the spotlight' for discriminating on age.

I wonder how long our political geniuses worked on this little piece of legislative garbage!
 

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