Caroline Acton B.A (Hons)
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Legal advice on age discrimination in the workplace
Compensation for people who have been discriminated against because of their age. The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations make it unlawful to discriminate against workers, employees, job seekers and trainees because of their age.
In the UK we are facing dramatic changes in the way people of a certain age are to be perceived according to the law. Today, there are 9.4 million people over the age of 65. There will be 12.4 million by 2021. Many people fitting this age demographic will choose to work rather than spend their time in retirement. The new laws are designed to recognise this and to protect people from discrimination because of their age.
These regulations apply to all employers (whether in the private or public sector), vocational training providers, trade unions, professional organisations, employer organisations and trustees and the managers of occupational pension schemes.
In this context an employer is anyone who has employees or who enters into a contract with a person for them to do work. The regulations cover recruitment, terms and conditions, promotions, transfers, dismissals and training. They do not cover the provision of goods and services.
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