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Ageism: Is HR doing enough?

Rachel Ranosa (Human Resources Director)

Nearly one in three workers in Australia (31%) have faced workplace discrimination in one form or the other, but the most pervasive remains absent from most conversations on inclusion.

Workplace Discrimination
Workplace Discrimination

Ageism in the workplace is prejudice against employees under the pretence that their age makes them less capable than others in handling specific tasks. The trend is often seen in the education, finance, health, hospitality and IT sectors.

In Australia, 11% of the working population has reportedly encountered age discrimination. The figure is only slightly lower than the 12% average across the Asia Pacific, data from ADP revealed.