In Denmark, it may be prohibited to ask the age when applying for a job. This was announced by the Danish Minister of Employment and Gender Equality Peter Hummelgor in an interview with TV2.
“Many people apply for a job by filling out a form on a website where they are asked to indicate their age. We will tell the companies that, in our opinion, this should not be asked in the future, ” Hummelgor said.
He noted that everyone has the right to a fair assessment of qualifications. According to him, there is a paradoxical picture in the country: despite the shortage of labor, elderly people are denied employment.
The minister received “a lot of requests from citizens” who complain about this problem. To solve it, three-way negotiations were organized in Denmark between employers, trade unions, and the government.
Earlier, the Greeks staged a strike against the four-day working week. Trade unions fear that this step will be used by employers to exploit workers who will find it difficult to get a vacation since Greece has the highest unemployment rate in Europe.