The Employment (Equality) Age Regulations (2006) were created in October 2006. These regulations only apply in Britain and separate regulations will be implemented in Northern Ireland.
This legislation has been designed to address common misconceptions and stereotypes attributed to both the young and the old. These misconceptions commonly affect such things as:
- Staff Development
Ageism costs the UK economy approximately £31 billion and is said to be the most common form of discrimination.
The Employment (Equality) Age Regulations – Full Documentation
You are able to view the full text of the regulations via The National Archives website.
Help and Guidance on UK Legislation
Following are a number of external web sites providing guidance on British age discrimination issues:
- Explanatory Memorandum on the Regulations
- Age and the Workplace – ACAS