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Age Discrimination

It is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an 'employee' or 'worker' if the reason is connected to or because of the age range bracket you fall into.

Examples of this could be:

  • refused employment on the basis of your age
  • denied or not considered for a promotion due to your age
  • not conducting a fair and reasonable process when considering possible redundancy because of your age
  • dismissed on the basis of your age
  • being subjected to unequal treatment because of your age
  • being subjected to a detriment because of your age

To bring a claim of age related discrimination, you will need to demonstrate that you are or were an employee or a worker, or were applying for a job as an employee or worker.  There is no qualifying period of employment required to bring a claim for age related discrimination. 

To present a claim, you must contact ACAS and complete Early Conciliation within three months starting from the date of the last act of discrimination.