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Subject:Re: Too old? From:Maggie_Secara -at- capgroup -dot- com Date:Tue, 26 Sep 2006 08:21:46 -0700
It does mean that UK residents can stop putting their birthdates on their
resumes, and that HR can't ask.
I've been coloring my hair since I was 22--not because it was grey but
because I found the color I realy wanted to have.. Now that my roots are
gray, sure they show sometimes, but who cares? By the way, I work *for* an
investment company but work *in* the IT department where the age range is
very broad. Being older doesn't make you a better writer, but don't you
hope you'll keep *getting* better as you go along? I recently went thru my
files and winnowed out the oldest work samples from 15 or 20 years ago and
boy! I wouldn't want to show those around any more. They're not totally
embarassing, but certainly not up to my current standards.
> David Farbey wrote:
> From 1st October 2006 it will be illegal in the UK to discriminate
> against employees on grounds of age. It is already illegal to
> discriminate on grounds of race or sex.
> The problem is not the legality of age discrimination, it's proving
> age discrimination. Charging age discrimination for not getting a
> job is virtually impossible to prove, so passing a law against it is
> an exercise in futility. It's much easier to prove if you've worked
> for a company for 20 years and are down sized six months before you
> could retire, but even that is an uphill battle.