Age Discrimination Legislation

Measures of Success

Employers who follow the simple principles set out in the guide will want to be sure that changes to their employment practices are having a positive effect.

The following list of measures does not cover everything, but it does support the advice offered by the guide.


  • People from all age groups apply for jobs.


  • People who select new employees are trained in equal opportunities.
  • Monitoring shows that age is never an issue.


  • Employees understand your policy on promotion and career development, and think that it is honest.
  • There is a mixed-age workforce at all levels.

Training and development

  • People of all ages take up training and development opportunities.
  • Results are monitored.


  • Redundancy procedures are used that are based on business needs rather than age.
  • Employees and their representatives are involved in planning for redundancy.


  • There is an agreed, flexible and fair retirement policy, which all workers know about.
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