A few years ago a group of us went on a visit to "Ile de Gorée" -- the island was a sunlit 20-minute ferry ride off the coast of Dakar, Senegal. When reaching the shore, my first impression was that we had reached a tropical oasis: brightly coloured pink, brown and yellow buildings, children running along the dock, and vendors selling carved, rotund, wooden hippos. Within a 15-minute walk we came to a church and the guide informed us in elegant French, "In 1992 Pope John Paul II came here and asked for forgiveness."
Age discrimination is prevalent in the workplace; many older workers are unable to remain in the labour force or to re-enter it because of age prejudice. As early as the age of 45, individuals are being identified as 'older workers'.
'Will I ever work again?' - a sentiment echoed by thousands of qualified, experienced, older workers. Out-of-work older individuals find it harder than other adults to become re-employed, experience longer spells of unemployment before finding another job, and experience greater earnings losses compared to their level of earnings prior to their unemployment.
When age discrimination does not appear to generate the same degree of moral outrage as other forms of discrimination - IT'S TIME TO BE OUTRAGED.
A retired judge and his sexual orientation will be the subject of a court hearing June 13, 2011 in San Francisco. The suit does not have any earlier legal precedent. Backers of the case call it simply a conflict of interest, while opponents fear the precedent could be an unsafe one. Post resource - Legal hearing to determine if gay judge had conflict of interest by Newsytype.com.
Proposition 8 ruled unconstitutional