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Most employers are savvy enough to grasp that overt age discrimination is now unacceptable. But that is not to say the practice has ended. Cases abound of employees being pushed aside or overlooked for promotion by management. Though it was made illegal in 2006, surveys still find ageism to be the most frequently cited form of discrimination in British workplaces.

BBC ageism verdict gives hope to older presenters

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