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Acas has published new guidance on age discrimination at work. As well as providing an overview of the age discrimination provisions, the guidance covers:

  • Key areas where age discrimination may happen, i.e. recruitment, training and promotion, performance management and retirement
  • Risks of stereotyping people because of age
  • Risks of using ageist language
  • When different treatment because of age may be allowed
  • Making a claim for age discrimination.

The guidance also includes a more detailed guide book on “age discrimination: key points for the workplace”, plus a “ten obligations for employers” factsheet and a “top ten myths” factsheet.

Finally, there is a video which introduces and explains the Equality Act 2010’s nine protected characteristics, i.e. the areas of life protected against discrimination.

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