In this HR article, accompanied by a free webinar recording, we discuss new guidance that has been published by Acas about age discrimination in the workplace. The new Acas guide, published in February 2019 offers employers essential advice on how to comply with the Equality Act, which protects employees against discrimination based on age. We give employers an overview and summarise the key points.
Why you need to be aware of the Acas guidance on age discrimination
Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) are a leading UK authority on workplace practices. They produce advice and guidance on workplace relations and provide statutory Codes of Practice. Tribunals will typically expect employers to follow the advice Acas publish.
Age discrimination and liability
Age discrimination, or ageism, is against the law (except in limited circumstances) and employers have an obligation to ensure that their workplace environments are inclusive.
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