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Thursday, October 12, 2006

No smoking, no drinking, no joking...


Firm halts office cards for fear of 'ageist' comments
By Richard Savill
(Filed: 12/10/2006)

An insurance firm has stopped the circulating of birthday cards for staff to sign amid concern that light hearted "ageist" comments could unwittingly breach the new age discrimination laws.
Teasing remarks such as "It's better to be over the hill than under it" or references to bus passes could cause offence, the company said following legal advice.
Under new laws that were introduced this month, staff can take action against their company if they feel they have been harassed or victimised due to their age.
Daily Telegraph

2 Comments:

Blogger gazza27 said...

Quite rite too lol.

7:27 PM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Aha! Touches a nerve now, does it? :)

10:12 AM  

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