Journal article

Recent Developments in Australian and New Zealand Age Discrimination Law: A Comparative Perspective

Alysia Blackham

New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations | ER Publishing Ltd | Published : 2018


As individuals live longer, healthier lives, both Australia and New Zealand are experiencing a dramatic demographic shift. In an effort to support older workers’ increasing participation in the labour market, and recognise the dignity of workers of all ages, both jurisdictions have introduced age discrimination laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of age in employment. However, ageism remains a serious challenge facing older workers in both jurisdictions. This article draws on comparative legal analysis of recent developments in age discrimination law in Australia and New Zealand, focussing particularly on developments in 2016, to consider emerging issues in the two jurisdictions. ..

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