New research has revealed some workers feel they will be held back by workplace discrimination as they get older.

According to a poll for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, three-quarters (76 per cent) of baby boomers think they will face discrimination in employment as they age.

Baby boomers are defined as people between the ages of 49 and 63 and one in four of them say they are already experiencing age discrimination.

The study questioned 1,512 people from this generation and 89 per cent of them are in favour of the introduction of the Equality Bill – which will aim to end age discrimination in the provision of goods, facilities or services and public functions.

Baby boomers are not just concerned with age discrimination in the workplace, as 53 per cent think they will receive substandard healthcare treatment and 36 per cent believe the benefits system will give them a rough ride as they get older.