Age discrimination

14th March 2019

Age discrimination

ACAS has published new guidance on age discrimination at work. The guidance looks at the key areas in employment where discrimination can happen, including recruitment, performance management and retirement. It addresses the problems that can arise when people are stereotyped due to their age. It looks at ageist language and how it can cause problems. It also has a helpful section on when treating people differently due to age is allowed.

There is a main guidance document (Key Points for the Workplace) covering how and where age discrimination can happen and how to avoid it. It also has two factsheets: one contains the top ten age discrimination obligations for employers and the other lists the top ten myths in this area (together with the accompanying fact to bust the myth). Some of the factsheet content might seem obvious, but they cover the areas where employers can easily trip up.

Read the guidance here:

For any queries, please contact Andrew West on 01473 298102 or email

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