Older workers facing shocking levels of discrimination at work

Older workers facing shocking levels of discrimination at work

Older people are facing shocking levels of discrimination in their working lives, according to research from the Centre for Ageing Better.

The survey of 1,100 employees found that a significant number of older workers (those aged over 50) believe there are biases against them from the recruitment state - nearly half (46%) said they are afraid that their age would disadvantage them when applying for a job, and 14% think they have been turned down for jobs as a direct result of their age.

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