The Advisory Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) have released guidelines on handling age discrimination in the workplace after an 88-year-old woman won a case for age discrimination.  There hasn’t been any changes in the law and age is still one of the ‘protected‘ characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010, however ACAS have felt it necessary to remind employers of their responsibilities.

Some useful information contained within the information includes:

  • Overview of age discrimination
  • Key areas where age discrimination may happen
  • Risks of stereotyping people based on age
  • Risks of using ageist language
  • When different treatment because of age may be allowed
  • Making a claim for age discrimination
  • Protected characteristics video

If you need any further information on the new age discrimination guidelines or any other HR or Employment Law area get in touch with our HR & Employment Law Expert, David Boland, on the details below:

David Boland
Managing Director
Direct Dial: 01942 292520
Mobile: 07786 376714
Email: david.boland@jshrsupport.co.uk