City workers believe age discrimination to be a more frequent problem than sex discrimination, according to a new survey.

The study, carried out by Astbury Marsden, found that only 22% of City employees feel their employer is ‘very committed’ to age discrimination. By comparison, roughly a third believe they are very committed to gender diversity.

Mark Cameron, Chief Operating Officer at Astbury Marsden says: ‘The City is getting far better at supporting and developing female staff. The huge effort that London’s financial services sector has made to broaden its workforce is clearly reflected in positive feedback we have had from employees.

‘While sex discrimination is on the decrease, negative attitudes towards co-workers on the basis of age and a lack of commitment to age diversity is seen as wider problem.’

Commitment to race diversity was also seen as a high priority with 32.5%. Sexuality scored 26.8%, disability 25.8% and religion 25.2%.

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