Discrimination 'can affect younger workers'

25-03-2008

Discrimination 'can affect younger workers'
Age discrimination in the workplace can affect employees of all ages, an expert has warned.

According to diversity officer at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Freda Line, negative attitudes towards younger workers can be experienced in the workplace.

"It's important to remember that because we now have far more positive attitudes in this country towards older workers, we shouldn't let that mean that we start having negative attitudes about younger workers," she stated.

Ms Line remarked that employers should look to recruit staff from a diverse range of backgrounds as this will create a good balance of workers in offices.

Older workers have an increasing presence in the workplace, Office for National Statistics data has revealed.

Its figures show that there has been an eight per cent increased in employed people aged between 50 and the state pension age since 1994.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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