The new ACAS guidance on age discrimination for employers, managers, HR professionals, employees, trade union representatives and job applicants is worth a read. It offers advice on ways to prevent age discrimination in the workplace, provides examples of the forms this discrimination may take and suggests different methods of dealing with cases of age discrimination should it occur. The guidance highlights the legal requirements on employers in this area but also suggests good practice measures which can be adopted to supplement these.
Where age discrimination may happen
Areas of employment where age discrimination may be most likely to occur include: recruitment, training, promotion, pay and terms and conditions of employment.
The case studies will help you to identify age discrimination in the form of direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
It offers tips on how to avoid bias and preconceptions based on age.
The guidance was published alongside two further documents on the top ten things for employers to consider and the top ten age discrimination myths.