Age Discrimination

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Age discrimination is a protected characteristic under the Equalities Act 2010.  There are a number of ways to fall foul of this legislation during the employment relationship.

  • Recruitment advertising referring to candidates as young potentials.
  • Not promoting an older employee as they are seen as unambitious and unlikely to leave for a new role elsewhere.
  • Disregarding parts of a standard process within the business, ie regular reviews when an employee reaches a specific age or length of service or seeking to create a situation where an employee does not get their entitled pension enhancement.
  • Failing to treat performance issues in the same way for all employees and keeping records agreeing improvement plans.
  • Making age related assumptions, ie physical abilities, even if those assumptions turn out to be correct.

If you have any questions please contact us on 01483 362732 or if you would like further information please refer to our Equal Opportunities Policy