Older workers feel discriminated against due to age

One in five

Adam Saville
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Older workers feel discriminated against due to age

More than 1.5 million older workers have felt discriminated against because of their age, research shows

One in five (22%) workers over the age of 55 have felt discriminated against at work because of their age, a study from Canada Life has revealed. Almost 40% of employees of this age group expect to work beyond state pension age, the survey of 2000 UK adults showed, suggesting employers need to ensure older workers feel supported. Of those who intend to work beyond state pension age, the vast majority (86%) of them intend to stay in the same role, either because they enjoy it (46%) or because...

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