Features of the protected characteristic of age under the Equality Act include:
The new guidance provides advice on how to prevent workplace age discrimination and sets out both legal requirements for employers to follow as well as a good practice guide. The guide also includes useful examples of acts of discrimination which should help employers identify age discrimination in the form of direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Specifically, the guidance deals with how to avoid age discrimination in areas of recruitment, training, promotion, pay, performance management, redundancy, retirement, flexible working, and dismissal.
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