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By Denise Gosselin Caldera M.A. (auth.), Patricia Brownell, James J. Kelly (eds.)

This ebook promotes an figuring out of ageism, discrimination and mistreatment of older grownup employees, incorporating a world human rights standpoint. The impression of ageism at the mistreatment of older grownup employees has to not date been tested intensive throughout the lens of overseas human rights tools, nor has discrimination opposed to older adults within the place of work been framed as a sort of elder abuse for examine and coverage making reasons.

This publication offers a multi-disciplinary exploration of those topics as they impact paintings and retirement of older adults. It displays the view that older those who decide to paintings into previous age will be capable of accomplish that in permitting paintings environments that advertise dignity and are freed from abuse.

The contributing authors come from many disciplines, together with legislation, psychology, social paintings, company, and overseas affairs. Many are contributors of the foreign community for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA), a non-governmental association with consultative prestige on the United countries, and feature committed their expert careers to extend wisdom and knowing of elder abuse in an effort to hinder it. The editors wish that broadening the framework during which elder abuse within the office is known will stimulate additional examine, coverage and software improvement to deal with this troubling social challenge.

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A more in-depth discussion of legal and other legislative protection of older workers is provided in Chap. 9). Abuse in the Workplace The impact of workplace abuse, or bullying, is costly to society, organizations and the individual victim. While organizations experience higher turnover, absenteeism, lower performance and productivity, and higher health care costs, people who experience harassment in the workplace often show “cognitive effects such as concentration problems, insecurity and lack of initiative” (Hoel et al.

Pdf Van Dooren, M. I. (2003). The right to work, office of the high commission for human rights (pp. 1–7). nsf/(Symbol)/ b0756d872169e1a6c1256dd7003893f0? Venne, R. (2005). Mainstreaming the concerns of older persons into the social development agenda. UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, UN Secretariat (pp. 1–5). org/ageing/documents/mainstreaming/positionpaper. pdf Zelenev, S. (2007) The Madrid plan: A comprehensive agenda for an ageing world. UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Programme on Ageing, UN Secretariat.

Priority Area 2 of the Madrid Plan of Action focuses on older persons’ health; while critical to the overall well-being of older persons, this priority area is not the focus of the book and will not be examined in this chapter. An essential ingredient in the well-being of older workers the world-over is an enabling and supportive workplace environment in which the rights of older workers are respected. In keeping with MIPAA priority areas under discussion, the following provides an overview of some of the latest research and developments on ageism in the workplace in recent years, drawn from a broad cross-section of academic disciplines.

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