35 year olds anxious about ageism at work

Employees
as young as 35 are now complaining of ageism in the workplace which is leading
to feelings of resentment and frustration with their employers.

Around
80 per cent of staff between the ages of 34 and 67 said they had been the
victim of age discrimination with 71 per cent being anxious about the future.

The
research, by Maturity Works, a web recruitment service for older people,
reveals that younger staff are increasingly being affected.

The
survey of 150 people shows that 83 per cent believe they had been turned down
for a job because of their age, and 71 per cent claim the experience had
damaged their mental wellbeing.

More
worryingly, more than half of the respondents felt their age made them a target
for redundancy with a further 65 per cent worried about securing another job in
the future.

By Ross Wigham

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