Revealed: More Than 25% of Over 40’s Believe They Didn’t Get Hired Because of Their Age

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Few doubt the existence of ageism in the workplace. In fact:

64% of over 40s believe age-based discrimination in the workplace is common, while just 50% say the same about racism.34% of US workers in their 40s feel their age ‘holds them back’ at work – more than sexism, disabilities or sexual orientation.60% of workers who lack confidence in their ability to get a new job cite ageism as a reason.

But, ageism has generally been seen as a minor concern compared to other issues of systemic discrimination, such as racism, sexism or homophobia.

New data suggests this

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