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Upholding the rights of older workers - employer training

A senior lady at work in a meeting with 2 other females.

The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission)’s 2016 National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against Older Australians and Australians with Disability found that too many people are shut out of work because of underlying assumptions, stereotypes or myths associated with their age. These beliefs can lead to discriminatory behaviours during recruitment, in the workplace and in decisions about training, promotion and retirement. The cost and impact of this is too high, for both individuals and our economy.

With support from the NSW Department of Communities and Justice, the Commission has developed an online training package on Upholding the rights of older workers. Access to this online training package is free of charge.

The training package aims to increase an understanding of the benefits of employing older people and a multigenerational workforce and highlights practical ways of working with older employees to foster engagement and retention. Participants gain a deeper awareness of the nature of age discrimination in employment and teaches practical ways of working within a multigenerational team.

For further information, please contact the Commission at

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