Some 73 percent of workers say they have never felt discriminated against at work with their current employer, a new study finds.
Conducted by the ADP Research Institute, the study of more than 11,000 workers found that overall, ageism in the most common form of perceived discrimination in the workplace with eight percent of respondents saying they have been discriminated against due to age.
Gender was the next most reported form of discrimination, with seven percent of respondents experiencing gender-based discrimination at work. According to the study, women remain most concerned by sexism in the workplace.
The report also revealed that less than a third (32 percent) of workers would feel comfortable raising a claim in the event of discrimination at work.
Jeff Phipps, managing director of ADP, said: “Employers must stay alert to this issue, take a proactive approach to tackle potential prejudice and unconscious bias and ensure equal treatment for all.
“This is especially important as mass moves to remote working in the wake of COVID-19 change workforce dynamics. Policies and procedures may need to adapt accordingly to take account of how workers are being supported in this new and uncertain environment.”