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Discrimination and rights

Learn about discrimination in recruitment, The Equality Act and how to deal with disputes at work.

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  • Ageism in recruitment

    If an employer turns you down for a job because you are too old or too young, this is ageism in recruitment and it is unlawful.
  • Ageism at work

    You shouldn't be treated differently from your colleagues because of your age, unless your employer can objectively justify it.
  • Dealing with disputes

    We explain the procedure to follow if you have experienced age discrimination at work, in education, in training or while applying for a job.
  • Default retirement age

    What exactly does the abolition of the DRA mean for you? Read our FAQs to make sure you understand
  • Our Rights Our Voices

    The Our Rights Our Voices project aims to promote awareness and understanding of how human rights are relevant for older people.
  • The Equality Act

    Age discrimination is unlawful in employment, training and education. We explain what the new rights are and who they apply to.
  • What is ageism?

    Ageism is discrimination or unfair treatment based on a person’s age. It can impact on someone’s confidence, job prospects and quality of life.
  • Your human rights

    Human rights belong to everyone and mean that authorities are obliged to treat you with fairness, equality, dignity and respect.
  • Your rights at work

    As we spend so much of our time at work, it’s important that we know our employment rights.

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  • Our Rights Our Voices

    The Our Rights Our Voices project aims to promote awareness and understanding of how human rights are relevant for older people.
  • The Equality Act

    The law maintains your right not to be disadvantaged or treated badly at work because of your age.

Meet the Our rights, our voices ambassadors

Katrin McEntee visits ambassadors at older people’s forums across the UK to hear about their involvement in Our rights, our voices, which aims to promote awareness of human rights for older people.

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