Equality Act 2010

Source : Age Cymru
Published on 06 March 2012 10:30 AM

Responding to reports that the section of the Equality Act 2010 covering age discrimination in goods, facilities and services has been delayed until October 2012, Graeme Francis, Age Cymru’s Head of Policy and Public Affairs says:

“It’s ironic that age discrimination has not been outlawed in country which has an ageing population.

“This announcement is a clear signal that we are burying our heads in the sand by failing to take assertive action to tackle legalised discrimination.

“Older people deserve better and they deserve a level playing field in all walks of life - from healthcare to financial services, and the sooner we show age discrimination the red card, the better.”

If you are a journalist and would like further information, please contact Iwan Rhys Roberts on 029 2043 1562, 07739 894 923, iwan.roberts@agecymru.org.uk

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