27 March 2008
Positive attitudes towards older workers 'shouldn't result in discrimination of younger staff'
The increasingly positive attitude employers have towards older members of staff should not mean that they start discriminating against younger workers, an industry body has said.
According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the most important thing is that firms achieve a diversity of employees.
A representative of the organisation stated: "Age discrimination is something that happens to people at all ages, but younger workers face discrimination too."
She went on to say that people of different ages can bring a range of life experiences, backgrounds and skills to the organisations they work for.
Recently, Sedgemore Citizens Advice Bureau urged victims of workplace discrimination to seek advice over the problems they face, the Bridgwater Mercury reported.
According to the bureau, while the law has changed "considerably" over recent years to provide workers with greater protection against discrimination, many people remain unaware of their rights.