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Age discrimination

New equality legislation protects individuals from being discriminated on the basis of their age. On this page you can access a range of articles, books and online resources providing quick links to background information, legislation and guidance.

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  • Legal alerts
  • Briefings
  • Online articles
  • Useful links: legislation and guidance
  • Articles and books from the Library

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Legal Alert

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

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Briefings

Briefings are four-page guides from Atom Content Marketing written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.

Access knowledge and networks

19-10-2017

Whether you need help developing your technology, want to improve your skills or are looking for new distribution channels, networking and forging the right alliances can give you the knowhow you need.

An internet policy for your employees

26-01-2017

The internet is essential for doing business. However, it can also be a great way for employees to waste time, cause security issues, or give you legal headaches.

Advertising

03-04-2017

Advertising can be an effective way of communicating with large numbers of target customers in well-defined market segments.

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Online articles

The library provides access to a range of articles in full text from leading business, finance and management journals. Access to articles is provided to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Age at work: How should employers prepare for an ageing workforce

Advice on how employers should provide for an increasingly older British workforce, in areas such as training, health care and retirement planning.

Age concerns

British companies are facing new challenges in relation to dismissing employees based on retirement age.

Time to make the right decisions

The article discusses British court cases involving dismissals alleged to result from age discrimination.

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Useful links

Legislation

Equality Act 2010
Full text of the Act as enacted and revised, with explanatory notes. The Act includes provisions that ban age discrimination against adults in the provision of services and public functions. The ban came into force on 1 October 2012.

Employment Act 2008
Full text of the Act as enacted and revised, with explanatory notes.

Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
Full text of the Statutory Instrument 2006/1031 as enacted and revised, with explanatory notes.

This is not an exhaustive list of legislation relating to equality. The ICAEW Library holds numerous print publications on discrimination law and also subscribes to electronic databases with the complete text of UK legislation. For information on accessing these resources, please contact the Library.

Guidance

Equality Act 2010: Guidance
Information on the equalities legislation including guidance on age discrimination.

Age discrimination ban in services and public functions: a guide for financial services
Quick start guide to help organisations understand how the band applies in relation to the provision of financial services.

New Equality Act guidance (EHRC)
Guidance and good practice from the Equality and Human Rights Commission, including information for employers and providers of services.

Discrimination and rights (Age UK)
Information and guidance from charity Age UK, including frequently asked questions on changes to the Default Retirement Age.

Age discrimination (Acas)
Guidance and a range of practical resources on the Equality Act 2010 from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

News

Older workers’ scheme to tackle age discrimination
The government has announced that it will be rolling out an ‘older workers’ champion scheme to tackle age discrimination from April 2015.

Articles and books in the Library collection

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