08 January 2008
Employment tribunals 'on the rise'
The number of employment tribunals in the UK rose by 15 per cent over the last 12 months, it has been suggested.
According to research conducted by YouGov on behalf of Croner, age is increasingly becoming the most prolific discrimination-related grievance among employees in Britain, with 11 per cent of people surveyed believing they had been discriminated against on this basis.
Meanwhile, eight per cent of respondents reported they had been discriminated against as a result of their sex.
"Despite the massive efforts by organisations such as Croner to ensure all employers were aware of how to comply with age discrimination legislation, this form of prejudice has quickly become one of the more prominent forms of workplace discrimination defined by employment law," stated Gillian Dowling, technical consultant at Croner.
Recently, charity the Age and Employment Network called on employers and the government to end age discrimination and open up more employment opportunities for older workers.