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The UK Government is Increasing the Retirement Age
Engineering and Construction
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Running head: Effect of the UK Government Increasing Retirement Age Effect of the UK Government Increasing Retirement Age Insert Name Insert Grade Course Insert Tutor’s Name 02 October 2011 Impact of the UK Government Increasing Retirement Age on Age Discrimination within the UK Construction Industry Introduction Increasing the retirement age in the UK will impact directly on employer’s decisions making in the UK’s construction industry with regards to production.
Therefore, increasing the retirement age will mean more advantage to the elderly employees in the UK construction industry, considering that employers are reluctant to offer employments positions to older workers. Age discrimination could worsen, considering the negative attitudes that exist with regards to performance of the aged. Negative attitudes claimed that Low performance of the aged has contributed largely to early retirement among employees (United Nations, 2009, p. 52). The negative attitudes with regards to low performance of the aged could be improved with good performance and contributions of the older employees who have for a long time been denied the opportunity to prove their efficiency at an old age. Employee Age Discrimination According to Lewis, Lewis, and Thornbory (2006, p. 160), older workers are discriminated against on the claims that at an old age, employees tend to have less physical strength and incapability to endure hard conditions in work environments such as the construction industry. More to this, the older employees are also discriminated on claims that their cognitive capacity is low compared to younger employees. ...
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