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Millions of over-50s face prejudice at work

Paul Cowdery, Partner & Head of Employment Law

– This article highlights a disturbing statistic that over half of people over the age of 50 believe they have been overlooked for promotion due to their age. If you are dealing with senior staff or are considering applications where issues of age discrimination might arise then you can talk to us so we can explain how you should proceed.

MILLIONS of over-50s have suffered age discrimination at work, in shops and even in their local GP surgery, the UK’s biggest-ever study into life after 50 has found.

Since turning 50, almost four in ten people said they experienced some kind of age discrimination with 62 per cent of those believing they have lost out on a job because of it.

One respondent, polled by over-50s insurance experts SunLife, was told by a recruitment agency it would be “difficult to place her” due to her age, while another asked to be put​ on a course only to be told by their employer they would rather give it to someone younger to get “better value”.

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