Why It Matters (Ep 5): Age discrimination in the workplace

Age discrimination is one of the most pertinent problems that come with an ageing population. Such discrimination includes rejecting potential employees who are over fifty years old, and terminating their contract when they pass the age of 60.

Age discrimination is one of the most pertinent problems that comes with an ageing population. Such discrimination includes rejecting potential employees who are over 50 years old, and terminating their contract when they pass the age of 60.

Over 60 per cent of the elderly population worldwide feel that they are not being respected. Ageism in the workplace is resulting in a declining number of elderly employees.

Is this any of your concern? One day, it might be.


About Why It Matters:

Why It Matters(关我什么事) is one of 10 SPH-produced short form digital video series as part of a pilot Public Service Broadcast initiative. This 8-part animation series focuses on the sights and sounds that are gradually disappearing from this world, including languages, cultures, flora and fauna.
This series is also available on the zaobao.sg website and mobile app.