Supporting Older Women Members in the Workplace

Created on: 22 Jun 2017 | Last modified: 20 Apr 2023

This guidance aims to set out the issues women can face in the workplace as they age, and to offer guidance on supporting those women to enable them to enjoy fulfilling, healthy working lives, free from discrimination, in which their contribution and experience are recognised and valued.

The EIS celebrates the contribution of women who have taught for many years, and the insight and experience they bring to their workplaces. That rich experience should be respected and valued by everyone working in the education sector.

Sadly, that is not always the case. In the education sector, as in wider society, women can encounter age and sex discrimination, sometimes in combination. These issues affecting many women aged 50-64 at work.

The full guidance document for EIS Representatives is provided below. 

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