A variety of government policies and employer practices safeguard the rights of workers to fair treatment, safety in the workplace, and a measure of financial security.
All levels of government have developed standards and guidance to ensure fair employment practices. They address wages, working conditions, and other aspects of work.
Older workers may choose to or need to continue working. However, they face discrimination based on age, especially in layoffs and hiring.
Government budgets reflect the priorities of policymakers.