Abstracts: November 15th, 2005

Research on age discrimination by the Chartered Management Institute and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development shows that six in ten respondents reported that they have been personally disadvantaged at work because of their age and nearly a quarter of those surveyed admitted that age has an impact on their own recruitment decisions.The research also revealed that almost half of those surveyed had suffered age discrimination through job applications while 39 per cent believe their chances of promotion have been hindered by age discrimination. This claim is backed up by individual perceptions of age where over half of respondents believed that workers between the ages of 30-39 years old had the best promotion prospects, with only 2 per cent citing 50 year-olds or above.

The survey is available at: http://www.cipd.co.uk/subjects/dvsequl/agedisc/_tacklingagedisc.htm?IsSrchRes=1