Czech Republic: 1/3 of survey respondents encounter age discrimination in the workplace or when looking for work

Author: Czech News Agency (ČTK), Published on: 10 September 2015

"Survey: One-third of Czechs encounter age discrimination", 10 Sep 2015

Some 34 percent of Czechs have encountered age discrimination when looking for a job or right at work, daily Pravo writes Wednesday, quoting the figures from a poll conducted by the portal.Unlike the past, discrimination over sex is no longer the biggest handicap. Now the black list is being led by the people aged 50, those suffering from health problems and employees with children, it adds.  Age discrimination is coupled with discrimination over the health condition, which has been encountered by 16 percent of Czechs...Some 13 percent of those polled complained about discrimination over having small children. A solution for many women may be offered by part-time workloads and flextime, but the latter is not common in the Czech Republic...A total of 9 percent of the respondents said they had encountered discrimination over race, while another 12 percent said they had never personally encountered any discrimination at work...

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