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In Denmark, they want to prohibit employers from asking the applicant for age

In Denmark, they want to prohibit employers from asking the applicant for age

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 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 has the highest unemployment rate in Europe.



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