Workers in Liverpool
say age discrimination is common in their workplace
A staggering 72.9% of workers in
Liverpool have revealed that discrimination around age is common in their
workplace. That's according to the latest piece of research from CV Library,
the UK's leading independent job board.
The study asked 1,400 UK workers to open up about the topic of discrimination in
the workplace, particularly when it comes to age. It found that 38.3% of
professionals in Liverpool have been turned down for a job because of their age.
Other key findings include:-
► 22.9% of workers in Liverpool feel they're not taken seriously at work,
because of their age.
► With a further 90% stating that they
have been discriminated against at work because they were considered:- 'too young.'
► AND, 10% of professionals working in
Liverpool were discriminated against for being:- 'too old.'
Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV Library, comments:-
"Diversity is a hot topic at the moment, and it is something that should be
celebrated in the workplace. Sadly, there is clearly still a great amount of
discrimination amongst those considered to be 'too old' or 'too young' to work
in certain positions. As a nation, we need to address this issue head on, and
consider ways in which we can remove these stigmas."
Of those that said they were considered to be 'too young' for a
job, 90% were told that no 1 would take them seriously. Conversely, for those
considered to be:- 'too old', 33.3% heard that there were concerns that
they would be retiring soon, while a further 22.2% were told that they were too
stuck in their ways.
Biggins continues:- "It's clear that discrimination around age is not only
rife in workplaces, but also during the hiring process. But, while employers may
think their pickiness will secure them the very best workers, they're actually
limiting themselves even further. Younger, and older, workers are a key part of
driving our economy forward and companies should embrace a diverse range of
employees in their business."