Who looks out for over-40s?

David Craig rightly pointed out that EC legislation may help sacked employees aged 65 or over challenge dismissals, but it is unlikely to help job seekers aged over 40 overcome ageism (The Lawyer 20 October).

The Government has given up legislation promises, hiding behind a proposed code of practice. Employers prefer to recruit cheaper, younger, and less experienced employees, while job agencies hide discrimination through reference to post-qualification experience. Client needs are important, and while I do not suggest your advertisers commit commercial suicide, do any of them try to change attitudes?

Peter Walker, solicitor, London