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Willing to Work: National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination Against Older Australians and Australians with Disability (2016)

The Australian Human Rights Commission,

Published Literature

2016

The right to work, free from discrimination on any basis, is a fundamental human right. Too many older Australians and Australians with disability are denied this right and as a result are prevented from enjoying the independence, dignity and sense of purpose that work brings. This Inquiry sought an understanding of the nature, prevalence and impact of employment discrimination against older Australians and Australians with disability. The Inquiry found that too many people are shut out of work because of underlying assumptions, stereotypes or myths associated with their age or their disability. These beliefs lead to discriminatory behaviours during recruitment, in the workplace and in decisions about training, promotion and retirement, voluntary and involuntary. The cost and impact of this is high, for individuals and for our economy.

Publication information

Location : Australasia

Domain/s: Economic participation

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