Kelly Services' workplace discrimination survey of 70,000 people in 28 countries finds increasing age discrimination

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30 October 2006

Level of discrimination in Hungary among highest in Europe

Author: Caboodle News

Discrimination in the workplace in Hungary is among the highest in Europe, and mainly the older generations have to face serious problems, writes a recent report by human resources consulting firm Kelly Services...On February 1, 2005, the Equal Treatment Authority [in Hungary] was formed - on the basis of an EU requirement - to give people another forum to turn to with complaints related to discrimination...Between January and September, 400 cases were reported...The most frequent problem is discrimination at the workplace, which mainly affects disabled people, Romas (Gypsies) and mothers with small children. The largest fine...issued so far was...to two companies and a human resources firm working for them, because they rejected Roma applicants for a position after "interviews" that lasted only 30 seconds.

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27 October 2006

Ageism rife in UK, claims report

Author: Steve Pain, Birmingham Post [UK]

Hard on the heels of the introduction of the new anti-ageism legislation which came into force on October 1, a new international workplace survey carried out by employment agency Kelly Services found that 40 per cent of job seekers in the UK believe they have been discriminated against when applying for work in the last five years...The major source of discrimination identified by respondents was age, which was cited by 17 per cent. This was followed by race (eight per cent), gender (six per cent) and disability (two per cent).

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24 October 2006

Age, gender, race still count for getting a job in India: survey

Author: Harsimran Singh, Financial Express [India]

Discrimination is rampant at workplaces in India, based on age, gender and race, says a survey by US-based HR firm Kelly Services. About 64% of Indians complain of job discrimination. States like Uttaranchal, Bihar and Jharkhand rank at the top as almost 100% respondents in these states complain of prejudice at workplace, says the survey.

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1 October 2006

[PDF] Discrimination emerging in new forms in the global jobs market

Author: Kelly Services

The Kelly Global Workforce Index sought the views of approximately 70,000 people in 28 countries covering Europe, Asia Pacific and both North and South America. The survey found that discrimination in the workplace is widespread across many countries, and age has become the biggest hurdle faced by workers trying to find a job. [Countries surveyed: Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, UK, USA]

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