'Confusing' Laws on Age Bias Force Whitehall on to Back Foot
Byline: By Alan Jones
The Government yesterday defended new laws to stamp out age discrimination in the workplace after employers complained they were 'confusing', only days before they come into force.
Trade and Industry Secretary Alistair Darling said there was bound to be a degree of uncertainty when new legislation was introduced. 'We've tried to put in place something that is common sense, something that will also help change people's attitude towards age - because unfortunately there is a minority of people who do discriminate because of age.'
Mr Darling said one in three workers would be over 50 in 15 years' time, and it would not make any sense for …
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Publication information: Article title: 'Confusing' Laws on Age Bias Force Whitehall on to Back Foot. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: September 30, 2006. Page number: 12. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.