Int’l Group Recognizes New Book on Age Discrimination

The International Federation on Ageing (IFA) has recognized my new book, Betrayed: The Legalization of Age Discrimination in the Workplace.

The IFA is a non-governmental, non-profit organization based in Toronto, Canada that works to inform, educate and promote policies and practice that improve the quality of life of older persons around the world.

An article on the IFA notes that Betrayed: The Legalization of Age Discrimination in the Workplace, addresses the “epidemic” of age discrimination in the workforce in the United States, a problem that often catapults older workers into a penurious, unwanted and ill-advised “early retirement.”

The IFA published a Declaration of the Rights and Responsibilities of Older Persons in 1990 detailing the rights of older people to care, dignity, self-fulfillment, participation and independence. This document is the foundation of the UN principles of Older Persons, adopted in December 1991. The IFA has General Consultative Status at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

The IFA is part of a wide-ranging network of member organizations around the world which extends to over 70 countries covering every region. Together these organizations represent over 55 million older people.

 

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