This volume brings together classic articles which explore the increasingly crucial and relatively recent concept of age discrimination. Issues relating to an ageing workforce are now widespread as many employees are either working longer in order to compensate for depleted pensions; or, in countries where there are labor shortages among younger workers, employers are trying to induce older workers to remain in the workforce. The essays in this volume explore the evolution of legislation against age discrimination as well as the legal structures relating to age discrimination in the US (where legislation is more advanced), the European Union, Canada and Australia.
Contents: Introduction; Is age discrimination really age discrimination? The ADEA's unnatural solution, Samuel Issacharoff and Erica Worth Harris; Hands-tying and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Christine Jolls; Why is there mandatory retirement?, Edward P. Lazear; From race to age: the expanding scope of employment discrimination law, George Rutherglen; Life-cycle justice: accommodating just cause and employment at will, Stewart J. Schwab; Decent work, older workers and vulnerability in the economic recession: a comparative study of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States, Susan Bisom-Rapp, Andrew Frazer and Malcolm Sargeant; The aging of the American workforce, Sara E. Rix; Age discrimination in United States labor markets: a review of the evidence, Scott J. Adams and David Neumark; A gap in the agenda: enhancing the regulation of age discrimination in employment, Michael C. Harper; International comparison of age discrimination laws, Joanna N. Lahey; A softly greying nation: law, ageing and policy in Canada, Charmaine Spencer and Ann Soden; The amendment of the Employment Measure Act: Japanese anti-age discrimination law, Ryoko Sakuraba; Age discrimination and the European Court of Justice: EU equality law comes of age, Colm O’Cinneide; The new UK retirement regime: employment law and pensions, Claire Kilpatrick; Name index.