Equality News Update: The Herald: Older Scots workers face discrimination, Age Scotland warns, as report slams watchdog

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Scots aged over 50 face prejudice in the workplace and employers are missing out on their talents, according to Age Scotland.Continue reading Equality News Update: The Herald: Older Scots workers face discrimination, Age Scotland warns, as report slams watchdog

Equality News Update: The Scotsman: Call to make parties publish number of women candidates to close gender gap

Campaigners have called on the government to mark the 90th anniversary of universal women’s suffrage by requiring all political parties to publish data on the proportion of women among their parliamentary and local government candidates.Continue reading Equality News Update: The Scotsman: Call to make parties publish number of women candidates to close gender gap

Equality News Update: Care Appointments: Unacceptable levels of delayed discharge for learning disability patients in Scotland

Four new reports published today by the Mental Welfare Commission of visits to units for people with learning disabilities found unacceptable levels of delayed discharge, with some patients waiting years to leave hospital.Continue reading Equality News Update: Care Appointments: Unacceptable levels of delayed discharge for learning disability patients in Scotland