Disability and age discrimination top concern for UK employees

New survey from Wildgoose Events reveals accessibility is the area that needs most improvement in the workplace.

There has been a shift in employee priorities when it comes to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, according to Wildgoose’s Diversity and Inclusivity in the Workplace survey.

More than half felt the inclusion of disabled people was the area that needed the greatest improvement within their organisation, while age group diversity came second at just under 50%.

Wildgoose’s head of learning and development Jim Alexander said: "The findings from our survey highlight that despite organisations making headway in relation to diversity and inclusion policy, there is still a long way to go before we achieve inclusivity across all cross-sections of the workforce.

"Creating an inclusive culture can only happen when people throughout all tiers of organisations (from entry to c-suite level) fully understand the importance and benefits of diversity and inclusion to both business and people - and take meaningful action towards long-lasting change."

Nearly half (47%) of male employees don’t consider the gender pay gap to be a major issue, the research found. In contrast, three-quarters of females do believe it to be an issue.

However, the gap between men and women narrows when it comes to equal promotion opportunities.

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