THE CONVERSATION: Five stereotypes about older workers debunked

Press/Media: Research

Release date: 24/7/2018

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Legislation to outlaw discrimination on the basis of age was first introduced in the UK in 2006. It was designed to protect people of all ages from discrimination, but older workers are more likely to be adversely affected by age-related stereotypes. It seems there are a number of unfair assumptions about the ability of older workers, which in turn influences how people behave towards older job applicants.

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Title Five stereotypes about older workers debunked
Media name/outletThe Conversation
Media typeWeb
CountryUnited Kingdom
Date24/07/18
DescriptionLegislation to outlaw discrimination on the basis of age was first introduced in the UK in 2006. It was designed to protect people of all ages from discrimination, but older workers are more likely to be adversely affected by age-related stereotypes. It seems there are a number of unfair assumptions about the ability of older workers, which in turn influences how people behave towards older job applicants.
URLhttps://theconversation.com/five-stereotypes-about-older-workers-debunked-99954
PersonsAnteson Twumasi, Sheena Johnson