How old is too old? Age discrimination in the workforce

Image: 'Arbeitsplatz der Zukunft: Vodafone Campus in Düsseldor' by Vodafone Medien on Flickr

Working is a fundamental human right, but for older people it isn’t always an option.

People aged 55 years and over make up a quarter of the population, but only 16 per cent of the work force.

According to the Human Rights Commission, many older Australians are being discriminated against when trying to find work, which is detrimental to both them and to the economy.

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