Friday, March 31, 2017

Ageism the most common form of discrimination, say employees - CIPD

by Marianne Calnan 
Originally published: March 30, 2017

Three in 10 claim promotion processes are unfair – but HR is more focused on sexism, according to survey

Employees believe that ageism is the most common form of discrimination in the workplace, according to research that suggests a significant proportion of promotion decisions are viewed as unfair.

Almost four in 10 employees (39 per cent) polled by Lee Hecht Harrison Penna felt age was the most common cause of workplace inequality, ahead of gender (26 per cent) and employment status (22 per cent), which covers part-time and flexible working.

However, HR professionals who took part in the survey were most likely to say gender was the most prevalent form of discrimination in their workplace.