Labour shifts policy over voluntary code on ageism

Pickard, Jane
February 1998
People Management;2/5/1998, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p10
Reports on reactions to the British government's decision to shift from legislation on age discrimination to a voluntary code of practice. Institute of Personnel & Development's support of the decision; Criticism from the Age Concern which campaigned for a comprehensive legislation; Government's plan to conduct consultations.


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