There has been a real emphasis on improving equality in the workforce with many employers focused on Diversity and Inclusion.
Ageism has been previously deemed as the most socially acceptable form of discrimination in the workplace. But how prevalent is it?
In a survey by WerkLabs, over 53% of professionals over the age of 40 indicated experiencing ageism in their careers, most prevalently in financial services, advertising and marketing, and technology. Yet age-based discrimination works both ways, with younger employees often treated differently, and more likely to be dismissed, especially as a result of the pandemic.
We're hosting another D&I Forum, this September - with a focus on ageism, so join us on 7 September!