Responding to the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee report on the weak enforcement of age discrimination law published today (Tuesday), UNISON head of learning and organising services Teresa Donegan said:
“It’s unacceptable that any worker would be discriminated against because of their age, but without a mandatory reporting system this will continue to be a huge problem in the workplace.
“Older workers, particularly women, feel at a disadvantage right from the recruitment phase. Workers need to be given not just access to training, but also the resources and time to take advantage of these opportunities.
“UNISON welcomes this report and urges the government to enforce the recommendations swiftly.”