A bill that will prohibit and penalize employers who will decline any
application or forcibly lay off a worker on the basis of age and other
forms of discrimination has been filed at the Senate.
Senate Bill No. 29, or the “Anti-Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 2013,” filed by Senator Pia Cayetano, is anchored on the constitutional provision that mandates the State to ensure equality of employment opportunities for all.
Under the measure, employers from the private sector as well as the national and local government units would be prohibited to:
- Print, publish, or cause the printing
or publishing any notice of advertisement relating to employment
suggesting preferences, limitations, specifications and discrimination
based on age;
- Require the declaration of age or birth date during the
- Decline any employment application because of
the applicant's age;
- Discriminate against an individual on account of
his or her age in terms of compensation, terms and conditions,
privileges, promotions and other opportunities; and
- Forcibly lay-off
an employee because of old age.
Once enacted into law, any person who would violate the measure would be
fined not less than P50,000 but not more than P500,000, or imprisoned
for not less than three months but not more than two years, or both, at
the discretion of the court.
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