Age discrimination rife in accountancy profession

79% of accountants say that age discrimination is widespread in the industry,
and 74% believe accountants miss out on promotion because of it, according to a
new survey by

The survey suggests that the profession believes other prejudices play a key
part in promotiion decisions too.

74% said gender played a part, 68% said disabilit,y and 68% that social
background was significant.

More than one-third of respondents believe they have personally missed out on
a promotion because of their age; and more than a quarter, because of their
gender. Another 22% said their general appearance had determined whether they
were promoted or not.

Nine out of 10 accountants surveyed believed firms should have tighter
policies to prevent discrimination.

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