Age discrimination costs hit nearly $90 billion

British government moving to abolish age discrimination in the workplace by 2006
||Last Updated: 06/07/2004

Age discrimination is costing the British economy tens of billions of dollars and needs to stop, according to Patricia Hewitt, Britan’s Trade and Industry Secretary.

Hewitt said age discrimination is costing £36 billion ($88.5 billion Cdn) in lost production, according to a report in the LondonTelegraph.

In response, the Commission for Racial Equality, the Disability Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunities Commission will be merged to create a new Commission for Equality and Human Rights.