Equality legislation protects individuals from being discriminated on the basis of their age. On this page you can find articles, books and online resources providing information, legislation and guidance.
Age resources for firms
Age is one of the nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. ICAEW has collated these resources to support organisations and member firms ensure they are compliant with the legislation and supporting their employees.
Ensuring intergenerational fairness is one of the biggest challenges facing policy-makers today.
In this economia article, David Adams examines why more older people are going to need to work for longer and what this means for them, as well as employers, the economy and society.
Employers should ensure managers and other senior staff are properly trained and equipped to avoid potentially discriminatory acts, words and motives - or risk a discrimination claim being brought against them, a recent case makes clear.
Case law: Employer changing terms of employment to detriment of older employees can be indirect age discrimination
An employer's changes to employees' terms and conditions that disadvantaged older employees was a provision, criterion or practice that could amount to indirect age discrimination.
Case law: Employers discriminate if they don't offer an older employee voluntary redundancy because it will cost more
Employers should consider whether their decision not to offer an older employee voluntary redundancy is because they will be entitled to more compensation than a younger employee. If it is, they risk an age discrimination claim.
Employers whose Permanent Health Insurance (PHI) schemes do not provide the same benefits to employees of all ages should consider reviewing them, or risk age discrimination claims, following a recent legal ruling. Legal Alert, November 2013.