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More than a quarter of Ukrainians say that they have suffered age-based discrimination while trying to get a job, according to a survey conducted by the Kyiv International Institute of Social Studies, a local non-government organization.

And there’s almost nothing they can do about it, even if they win a court case against the illegal practice.

A third of unemployed Ukrainians are between 40 and 59, according to the same survey. The country has an estimated 1.7 million unemployed citizens, but only about 500,000 of them are officially registered as unemployed.

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