According to the survey, despite legislation still being three years away, employers are beginning to take action to introduce appropriate policies into the workplace. The results of the survey include:
- 67% of employers are aware that age discrimination legislation will be introduced into the workplace by the end of 2006;
- 57% of employers confirmed they already avoid using age limits and age-related words in job advertisements;
- 55% do not use age as a basis for redundancy (the summary of the survey is unclear if they includes LIFO, which is indirectly discriminatory on grounds of age); and,
- 62% of employers base training purely on skills needs.