Workers ‘still fear ageism’

September 25, 2006

Many people believe firms are unwilling to employ older workers despite new moves aimed at outlawing age discrimination, new research has revealed.

A survey of 1,000 adults by Help the Aged showed a widespread belief that workplaces are still affected by ageism.

One in four of those aged between 55 and 64 said they did not believe they would be able to stay on in a job beyond the age of 65.

The fears were voiced ahead of new laws next month which will make it illegal to discriminate against workers on grounds of age.

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