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Denmark - Older workers discriminated against

Author: Staffing Industry Analysis (USA), Published on: 26 November 2013

Age discrimination remains an issue in the Danish labour market. According to a poll…more than a quarter of people over 60 who retire do so unwillingly, reports the Copenhagen Post. Some of those surveyed said that they felt opportunities for older workers were so limited that the employees felt compelled to simply withdraw from the labour market. Only one third said they stopped working due to health reasons…Bjarne Hastrup, the head of the senior citizens' lobby, said that losing older workers means also missing out on a huge and valuable resource…Although the number of workers between 60 and 65 has increased since 2000, problems persist for those over 65…

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