FRESH evidence that women still face discrimination at work was revealed when two studies showed the 'glass ceiling' was nowhere near being shattered.
Research discovered bias against training opportunities for older women because they were seen as a 'poor return' on investment.
And a report on the Civil Service showed women being offered flexible working arrangements, but discriminated against if they took advantage of them.
The first study involved human resources managers from almost 50 companies who were shown fictitious applications for cash to improve their skills.
Women over 50 were more likely to be turned down while younger men were usually accepted if they asked for money to go on courses.