Belfast Telegraph

Workers face prejudices

One in three workers believe they have faced discrimination when applying for a job because of their age or favouritism towards other candidates in the same company, according to new research.

A survey of 2,000 adults by the Employers Forum on Age found that workers in the north of England were most likely to be victims of favouritism.

Chief executive Denise Keating, said: "Whilst age is the biggest discriminator in the workplace, it is important not to overlook other biases, such as favouritism or gender.

"There seems to be a very high instance of people being selected for a new job or promotion if their face fits, which unfortunately means some people feel that talent isn't enough to overcome prejudices."