IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C4.2, Convention Centre, Level 4

Session information

Changing the workforce dynamics: employ hipsters and elder employees

Tuesday 10 October (0930 - 1045)

Room C4.2, Convention Centre, Level 4


Diversity and Equality Law Committee (Lead)


There are hugely varying protections for age discrimination around the world. In a situation where most of the developed economies have ageing populations, what is the best approach to achieve intergenerational equity? This session will address the importance and difficulties of integrating the next generation into the workplace. In some jurisdictions, the compulsory retirement age is challenged in court, some others try to impose mechanisms ensuring ‘relay between generations’ and additional pension support to allow access to employment to younger generations, others generally prohibit a default retirement age, and employers’ organisations struggle in finding the way and sometimes try to implement their own retirement policies.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Valeria Morosini Toffoletto De Luca Tamajo, Milan, Italy; Vice Chair, Diversity and Equality Law Committee
Hironobu Tsukamoto Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu, New York, New York, USA; Newsletter Editor, Diversity and Equality Law Committee


James Davies Lewis Silkin LLP, London, England
Anna Elliott Squire Patton Boggs, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Soo-Ja Schijf Kennedy van der Laan, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Kelly Swann Johnson & Johnson Medical Australia, North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
Sarah Tinsley Australian Radio Network, Richmond, Victoria, Australia
Maria Azzurra Tranfaglia University of Melbourne (Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law), Melbourne, Victoria, Australia