Journal article

Young Workers and Age Discrimination: Tensions and Conflicts

Alysia Blackham

Industrial Law Journal | Oxford University Press | Published : 2019

Abstract

Young workers occupy a particularly vulnerable position in the contemporary labour market. While this may partly be attributable to structural trends, it is also related to age discrimination, which is embedded in labour law and organisational practices. Age discrimination against younger workers raises many of the same ten-sions as age discrimination against older workers. This article therefore calls for a reconsideration of how we frame and conceive age discrimination law.

University of Melbourne Researchers

Grants

Awarded by Australian Government through the Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme


Funding Acknowledgements

Melbourne Law School, The University of Melbourne, email:alysia.blackham@unimelb.edu.au.This research was funded by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council's Discovery Projects funding scheme (project DE170100228). The views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily those of the Australian Government or Australian Research Council. The author is thankful to Prof. Malcolm Sargeant for his comments on an earlier version of this article.