Age discrimination is against the law and is when you have been treated unfairly because of your age or because you are the relative, friend or colleague of someone of a particular age.
Indirect discrimination is also against the law. This is when there is a rule or requirement that is the same for everyone but unfairly affects people of a particular age or age group.
Age discrimination is against the law in certain public places, including:
It is against the law for your employer to force you to retire. There is no fixed retirement age and it is up to you when you choose to retire.
If you are unsure if you have experienced discrimination or if you need more information, you can contact our enquiry service.
If you feel you have been discriminated against, you can try speaking to the person or organisation directly to express how you feel if you are comfortable to do so. If this isn’t appropriate, you can contact us to make a complaint of discrimination.
If you are treated unfairly because you have made a complaint of discrimination or because you have provided evidence or information about a complaint, this is known as victimisation and is also against the law.
Contact our enquiry service.