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Age Diversity Forum

With diversity initiatives proliferating around the globe, Nifty50s is joining with the UK’s Age Diversity Forum (ADF) to expand advocacy for the over-age 50 individuals in the workplace.

    According to the ADF’s Steve Anderson, “The Age Diversity Forum is the global hub for raising awareness of age diversity in the workplace… We felt the conversation required a boost and an uplift, as unfortunately, there continue to be challenges in breaking down barriers of age bias in the employment arena.”

    With Nifty50s, the ADF has launched the #MakingaNoise initiative, a new monthly journal to inform, raise awareness, but above all to seek to drive change. You can view the entire January MakingaNoise here today and links to subsequent editions also will be posted here when they are available.

    There will be additional announcements surrounding these activities in the coming months – including a U.S.-based component to Age Diversity Day on Friday, June 11, 2021. Stay tuned.
 

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2021 Uncertain Predictions for Those Over 50

by Marc Miller at careerpivot.com

I am calling this post, 2021 Uncertain Predictions for those over 50 Years of Age. I picked this name because I do not think anyone can truly predict what 2021 will look like. What I hope to do is lay out the factors that may shape the coming year and help you plan.

    Uncertainty in supply chains and manufacturing will continue throughout the first half of 2021… Many industries related to hospitality, travel, and tourism will not recover in the first half of 2021.
 

Top Developments

in Workplace Discrimination Law of 2020

by Daniel Wiessner at reuters.com

Employers spent most of 2020 preoccupied by questions about the impact of COVID-19 testing, remote work, paid leave and vaccines on their obligations under disability discrimination laws. But as companies grappled with those issues, there were plenty of other major developments on the workplace bias front.

    The U.S. Supreme Court handed down a trio of key decisions, courts mulled the role that salary history plays in equal pay cases, and employers paid millions of dollars to end lawsuits alleging widespread age discrimination.

    Here is a look at some of the most significant developments in workplace discrimination law this year.
 

Old School: The Go-To Site for Anti-Ageism

by Alix Boyle at nextavenue.org

Old School is the useful and illuminating website for all things anti-ageism, created in 2018 by Next Avenue's Influencer in Aging Ashton Applewhite and two fellow activists. Want to know what the World Health Organization is doing about ageism? It's there. Interested in what steps Australia is taking to change that conversation? Check out the Campaigns tab.

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Unemployment Data

for December 2020

National Unemployment Rate
6.7%

Unemployment Rate Age 50-54
5.4%

Unemployment Rate Age 55+
6.0%

Total Number of Unemployed

over age 50
3 million

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