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JAL fined for age discrimination [Taiwan]

Taipei City’s Department of Labor Affairs yesterday fined Japan Airlines’ (JAL) Taiwan branch NT$600,000 for age discrimination in the workplace. The fine stemmed from a layoff in July of 70 Taiwanese flight attendants, including 18 senior employees who were close to retirement — a move that violated the Employment Services Act...“Japan Airlines fully realized that the employees were senior members with excellent performance records and higher salaries. The move to lay off senior workers was an act of age discrimination,” commissioner of the department Chen Yeh-shin said...