Age Discrimination Legislation

Intro to Age Legislation 2006 & Age Diversity at Work

Estimates of the cost to the economy of ageism in employment range from £16 billion (Winning the Generation Game, Cabinet Office, 2000) to £31 billion (“Ageism: Too Costly to Ignore”, Employers Forum on Age, 2001) every year.

This Age Discrimination Legislation guide offers small and medium-sized business employers information on how to improve their age policies. It will be most effective when used to develop a wider commitment to encouraging diversity and equal opportunities in employment.

The core of the age discrimination legislation is the Age Discrimination Act 2006 which is officially known as The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.

You can read more about The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 along with other anti-discrimiantion legislation, such as the Equal Pay act 1970, Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and Race Relations Act 1976 on the next page.

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