We provide a place for colleagues of all ages to discuss age-related issues and promote understanding and fair treatment of all, based on who they are and not on the year on their birth certificate.
Why is Age a problem? It’s not! But how many times do we hear, ‘They’re too old for that!’, or ‘They’re too young to be doing that!’. Why does Age carry so much prejudice? Age has no colour, creed, faith or sexual orientation, yet it is one of the last taboos.
Half of all UK adults will be over 50 years of age by the mid-2030s according to government research, while the number of over 50s either working or available to work will grow by around one million by 2025. Evidence shows that under 18s feel they’re not taken seriously at work and a large proportion of 25 to 34 year olds consider themselves having been discriminated for being “too young”.