This article was published on May 2nd, 2014
It’s been reported that employers in the Philippines who discriminate on grounds of age could get more than they bargained for.
A Bill has been put forward setting a fine of P100,000 (£1,340) and P5million (£67,000), or imprisonment for between one month and one year, for those found to have been discriminatory in their job adverts, in their recruitment choices or in their retirement policies. The people behind the bill say that many recruitment adverts place an age ceiling of 40 on applications, effectively denying employment opportunities to those aged 40-plus.
If prison is what it takes to keep an aging population in work, then we guess that’s the price some employers will have to pay. But not in the UK. Yet.