Age Discrimination

the Issues for Employers

Hurstfield J, Akroyd K | HR Network Paper MP44 | Institute for Employment Studies | Mar 2005

The government made a commitment to introducing age discrimination legislation before the end of 2006. This was designed to outlaw age discrimination in employment and vocational training and applied to people of all ages - the young as well as the old.

This briefing, written in advance of the introduction of the legislation, provided an outline of the scope of the legislation and set out some of the key issues that employers should consider.