The government has launched an Age Positive website to provide practical help for employers and individuals, as part of a major publicity drive in the run-up to the new anti- age discrimination laws that must be introduced by December 2006.
The website has a 'Games' section, which allows you to test whether you are guilty of age stereotyping!
The government has also published its assessment of the voluntary Code of Practice on Age Diversity in Employment. According to the government statistics:
• 25% of older people believe that they have been discriminated against;
• 90% of people believe that employers discriminate on grounds of age;
• about 30% of employers are aware of the Code of Practice;
• the use of age as a criterion in recruitment has reduced to 13%
A copy of the full press release is available here.