By Malcolm Sargeant
This quantity of essays is anxious with the discrimination opposed to older people who effects from a failure to recognize their range. by way of contemplating the original combos of discrimination that come up from the interrelationship of age and gender, pensions, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic classification and incapacity, the participants show that the discrimination suffered is a number of in nature. it's the mix of those features that results in the necessity for extra complicated methods of tackling age discrimination.
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Html Conaghan, J. 2009. ‘Intersectionality and the feminist project in law’, in Grabham et al. ), 21–48 Crenshaw, K. 1989. ‘Demarginalizing the intersection of race and sex: a black feminist critique of antidiscrimination doctrine, feminist theory and antiracial politics’, University of Chicago Legal Forum, 139–67 Crocette, S. 1998. ‘Considering hybrid sex and age discrimination claims by women: examining approaches to pleading and analysis – a pragmatic model’, Golden Gate University Law Review 28: 115–74 Davis, A.
In the United States, women’s median earnings peak at age 44, whereas men’s peak at age 55 (Porter 2003: 97–9). The older women get, the wider the pay gap grows. Despite these statistics, the discrimination claims of older women have had mixed success. Courts have rarely recognised ‘older women’ as experiencing discrimination because they refuse to treat ‘older women’ as a special class, in much the same way as they refused to recognise ‘black women’ as a special class. They generally choose to compare all women with all men regardless of age difference (Crocette 1998; Porter 2003).
According to these theorists, it is not possible to disentangle the different grounds of discrimination. ” It suggests that Black women experience one form of oppression as Blacks (the same thing Black men experience) and that they experience another form of oppression as women (the same thing white women experience)’ (Spelman 1988: 122). 16 It is intended to 15 16 These terms include, inter alia, ‘additive discrimination’, ‘compound discrimination’, ‘intersectional discrimination’, ‘intersectional inequalities’ and ‘intersectional disadvantage’ (Makkonen 2002; European Network of Legal Experts 2009: 3–5).
Age Discrimination and Diversity: Multiple Discrimination from an Age Perspective by Malcolm Sargeant