The Swiss Employers’ Association has called on employers to carefully consider their use of age requirements in job ads. The European Union does not allow it, and the practice is also banned in the United States, where it is considered discriminatory. Switzerland does not have a specific law banning age bias. The association stopped short of calling employer age requirements “discrimination,” and it even emphasized their usefulness in improving the age diversity of a team. However, it has launched a campaign urging employers to leave age requirements out of ads where possible.
March 18, 2015 by