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Age discrimination 'remains a major problem among UK companies'

Age discrimination 'remains a major problem among UK companies'

Age discrimination is still a major problem among UK firms, PersonnelToday.com reports.

According to the latest Recruitment Confidence Index, which was produced by the Cranfield School of Management in association with Personnel Today, a quarter of senior managers surveyed were aware of a policy or practice within their company that could be viewed as discriminatory on the grounds of age.

It was also found that one in ten respondents believed their board or senior management was not committed to the cause of eradicating ageism.

Commenting on the findings, Emma Parry, research fellow at Cranfield School of Management, stated: "The research shows a lack of commitment at senior management and board level to stamp out ageism in the workplace."

Last month, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development stated that organisations should not let positive attitudes towards older workers mean that they have negative opinions of younger staff.