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.
In addition to Social Security and Medicare, employers are required to participate in two forms of insurance to protect their workers.
Older workers may choose to or need to continue working. However, they face discrimination based on age, especially in layoffs and hiring.
Protect people from discrimination—freedom from discrimination is a fundamental right.
Devote adequate resources—the nation should devote sufficient resources to ensure access to benefits and adequate benefit levels for all who qu