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The Law on Age Discrimination in the EU by Malcolm Sargeant




The Law on Age Discrimination in the EU
by: Malcolm Sargeant
February 2008,  ISBN 9041125221
ISBN 13: 9789041125224
260 pp. Hardcover
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The EC Directive establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation covers a number of grounds of discrimination including age. The EU’s population is ageing, but there is much evidence that age discrimination is widespread. The Directive is a reaction to that and the consequent desire to encourage greater participation in the labour market by older workers.

This is the first time that age discrimination has been made unlawful by the EU and, as a result, there are now laws in every Member State making such discrimination unlawful. The Directive, and much of the national legislation, however, treats age discrimination differently to the other grounds for unlawful discrimination. It is the only area which permits direct discrimination. Age discrimination generally may still be objectively justified by a legitimate aim if the means of achieving that aim are appropriate and necessary. Such aims include legitimate employment policy, labour market, and vocational training objectives.

This insightful book—written by national experts in eight Member States and at the EU level—considers the ways in which the Directive has been implemented in some of the Member States and the extent to which they have taken advantage of the exceptions that are inherent in the Directive. Particular issues that are covered are:

• what legislation has been adopted in each country

• the development of the case law that exists in some States

• the demographic imperative existing in each country

• measures taken to improve the position of young people

• retirement and the exit from the workforce of older workers

• the approach and case law of the European Court of Justice

As an important contribution towards an understanding of age discrimination within the European Union, this book opens a field of law that has heretofore not been considered in all its seriousness. It will be of real value to lawyers, human resource management professionals, and those with an interest in discrimination and EU issues. It is an important contribution to what will be a developing field of study




Preface . Authors. 1. Age Discrimination; M. Sargeant. 2. Age Discrimination and the Framework Directive; H. Meenan. 3. France; S. Laulom. 4. Germany; M. Schmidt. 5. Ireland; S. Quinlivan. 6. Italy; O. Rymkevich, C. Villosio. 7. Hungary; B. Bitskey, T. Gyulavári. 8. The Netherlands; M. Gijzen. 9. Finland; U. Liukkunen.10. United Kingdom; M. Sargeant. Appendix: Directive 2001/23/EC




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