Age Discrimination Legislation

Are you already positive about age?

“Around one in four people aged 50 to 69 have experienced age discrimination when working or looking for work.”

Source – “Evaluation of Age Diversity in Employment”, Department for Work and Pensions, 2001

Many employers are already reaping the rewards of having a workforce made up of different age groups.

Here’s a quick checklist to see if you’re one of them.

  • Are all your employees aware that your equal opportunities policy includes being positive about age?
  • Have you reviewed your existing employment procedures and policies, and removed any age discrimination?
  • To check that there are no hidden age barriers in your recruitment, selection and promotion processes, do you record the number of candidates of different age groups who are:
    • applying;
    • short-listed;
    • interviewed; and
    • appointed?
  • Do you encourage employees of all ages to develop their potential?
  • Have you removed age as a factor when making decisions about redundancy?
  • Do you offer employees fair and flexible retirement options?
  • Do you have a good spread of ages at all levels in your organisation?
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