Thursday, April 27, 2017

Age discrimination in the workplace happening to people as young as 45, study says - PHYS

by Justine Irving,
Originally published: April 27, 2017
Publisher: Phys.org

Almost a third of Australians perceived some form of age-related discrimination while employed or looking for work in the last 12 months—starting as early as 45 years of age, our study finds.

We conducted a national survey of 2,100 men and women aged 45 years and over, and 100 telephone interviews. The most common form of perceived discrimination was negative assumptions about older workers' skills, learning abilities or cognition.

Survey participants also reported limited or no opportunities for promotion or training, working in an organisation that undervalued them and difficulty securing work due to age.