Experience with Age Discrimination
Monitoring and intermittent elderly workers’ retirement suggestion experience of their age
B. How to measure
The number and percentage of the responses with “yes” or “no” from those who are particularly working as supervisory elderly workers to the question “Do you get a retirement requirement when you reach a certain age?”
C. Features and Sources
Category Sub-Category Sub-Subcategory Type of Indicator Reference Data Sources First year data available Periodicity Rights to Equality Discrimination Factors Age Subjective/Result National Human Rights Commission of Korea Survey on Human Rights Situation of Monitoring and Intermittent Elderly Workers 2013 Irregular
According to the Act on Prohibition of Age Discrimination in Employment and Aged Employment Article 4(4), an employer shall not discriminate against a worker and a person who intends to be a worker on the grounds of age without any reasonable cause. However, in the case of monitoring and intermittent workers, the majority of workers are composed of elderly people who are over 60 years old. Therefore, there is a strong demand for retirement and dismissal, as well as serious discrimination based on age. The data on retirement needs by age is an important indicator for ensuring a stable working life and must be analyzed to confirm the stability of employment. According to the index, 44.2% answered that they “do not know,” 38.1% answered that “they were not required,” and 17.7% said “they were not.” By job category, the demand for the retirement of building guards was the highest at 23.3%, followed by apartment guards, school night shifts, and others. In the case of occupations, other occupations showed significantly lower demand for retirement compared to building and apartment guards, as well as school night shifts. This is due to the fact that the other occupations have less physical burden according to age than building and apartment guards (they have to work on a basis of the two-shift system, which has a higher physical burden). In order to guarantee stable employment for the people in the future, it is necessary to eradicate the culture that encourages retirement on the basis of age at a national and social level.