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Companies are now prohibited from rejecting job applicants on the basis of their age under the Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act. Now known as Republic Actthe law seeks to promote equality in the workplace by mandating companies to hire workers based on their competence, and not on their age.
The law covers all employees and job applicants of all employers, including national and local governments, contractors, and organizations. The law also bars companies from publishing job advertisements that indicate preference for a specific age group.
They are also banned from requiring job applicants to declare their age during the hiring process. The following acts done on the basis of age are also regarded as unlawful under the new law: Declining an applicant Providing less compensation and benefits Denying promotions or training opportunities Forced dismissal of older age workers Imposing early retirement Reducing the wage of all employees to comply with RA Violators will be fined between P50, and P, and will be imprisoned from 3 months to two years, at the court's discretion.
Meanwhile, industries where age is a crucial occupational qualification for employment will be exempted from setting age limitations. Although the implementing rules and regulations IRR of the law have yet to be crafted, former senator and incumbent Taguig 2nd District Representative Pia Cayetano has called on companies to comply with RA Let us work towards promoting equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace," said Cayetano who is the principal author of the bill in the Senate.
Pasay City Representative Emi Calixto-Rubiano, who authored the measure in the House, said in a statement that she would monitor the implementation of the new law.
Browse through recruitment ads and one will find age as a requirement for employment.
And most often, the age ceiling is 40 years old," Calixto-Rubiano said. The new policy expands the current law by requiring persons or entities with at least 10 hired personnel to employ students, out-of-school-youth and dependents of workers displaced from their jobs.
Bill author Davao City First District Representative Karlo Nograles said that students employed in jobs related to their courses may earn corresponding academic and practicum credits as set by the appropriate government agencies.Title VII of the Civil Rights Act () An employer cannot discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin with respect to employment.
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