ACAS updates its age discrimination guidance

ACAS has updated its guidance on how employers can avoid falling foul of age discrimination

Age discrimination is protected against by the Equality Act 2010. Age is one of the protected characteristics under this Act and all employers are obligated to ensure that they do not unfairly discriminate against employees based on this.

ACAS have produced three guides to assist employers
  1. Key points for the workplace
  2. 10 obligations for employers
  3. Top 10 myths

Particular care should be taken to avoid making age-based assumptions at the point of recruitment, or when offering training or other opportunities in the workplace.

Further information

If you require any assistance with updating your recruitment and selection procedure or equality policy, please contact advice@rva.org.uk or call 0118 9372 273.

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