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14% of over-50 employees believe they have been turned down for a job due to their age.
A recent YouGov survey on age discrimination in the workplace found that since turning 50, 14% of over-50 employees believe they have been turned down for a job due to their age and nearly one in five (18%) have or have considered hiding their age in job applications. Nearly half (46%) think their age would disadvantage them in applying for a job and one in five think people see them as less capable due to their age.
Drawing on this, and on a comprehensive evidence report, the Centre for Ageing Better has published a new report “Becoming an Age-friendly Employer” urging employers to adopt five steps to an age-friendly workplace to ensure they are ready for the ageing workforce: