New report published on age and employment


A new thematic report from the European Network of Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field, titled “Age and Employment” is now available.

This report, written by Declan O’Dempsey and Anna Beale, supervised by Mark Freedland, is published by the European Commission and examines some practical aspects of the implementation of the prohibition of age discrimination by reporting States Anna and Declan describe an inherent vulnerability at the heart of the prohibition of age discrimination, and suggest that a careful balance has to be struck in order to ensure that the prohibition is meaningful.

The report recommends that there should be consistent guidance on the facts of ageing made centrally available so that the prohibition can be applied with some consistency in identical factual situations in different member States.

A copy of the report is available at