Employers Forum on Age


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Employers Forum on Age

An independent network of leading employers in the UK who recognise the business value of attracting and retaining experienced employees, regardless of their age. Through regular reports, studies and research, the EFA increases knowledge and understanding about the issue of age discrimination in the workplace.
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Sam Mercer, director of the Employers Forum on Age, said: "Six months on, it is disappointing to find so many people are still falling victim to ageism at work.
There's still time to act: the Employers Forum on Age has a wealth of material on its website to help employers prepare for the new regime (www.
The survey by the Employers Forum on Age showed women's promotion prospects suffered from the age of 20, even before they had children.
The views of more than 600 recent graduates across the UK have been gathered for the Department of Trade and Industry by the Employers Forum on Age and the Association of Graduate Recruiters.
Sam Mercer, campaign director of the Employers Forum on Age, said: 'While the Government's consultation on age legislation is keen to identify circumstances when making decisions based on age must be justified, our findings reveal real confusion among graduates when questioned about what should and should not be allowed.
The Employers Forum on Age, which includes BT, Barclays, GlaxoSmithKline, Sainsbury's, Halifax and Nationwide, have launched The Business Case for Age Diversity, to promote the benefits of employing a mixed-aged workforce.
It has been developed by the Employers Forum on Age, of which Sainsbury is a member.
Claims of pounds 193m could be made in 2006 - the first year the legislation is introduced - according to the Employers Forum on Age.
The Essential Guide to Age Discrimination Legislation - launched by the Employers Forum on Age to coincide with the Government's consultation on the new legislation - campaigns for businesses to influence and take part in the debate on outlawing ageism.
Sam Mercer, campaign director of the Employers Forum on Age, said: 'We welcome the Government's two-stage approach to the consultation on age discrimination legislation.
The Employers Forum on Age has urged them to take a radical approach towards tackling the UK's ageist business culture estimated to cost the economy pounds 31 billion per year.
A year after the Government launched a strategy to tackle unemployment among the over-50s, a hard-hitting report by the Employers Forum on Age warns that the cost of ageism has risen to a staggering pounds 31 billion in lost GDP each year.
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