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Government reforms (2): ACAS Guidance – Age discrimination at work

ACAS has published guidance (available here) on age discrimination.

The guidance includes how age discrimination can happen in the workplace, how to prevent it, and how different treatment because of age can be allowed in very limited circumstances.

The guidance explains situations where employers are at risk of ageism and how to avoid discriminating against applicants as a result of their age. These situations include, for example, during the recruitment process, promotions, performance management and at retirement.

The guidance points out that age discrimination could lead to:

The guidance also outlines instances where different treatment because of age can or may be lawful. These include:


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