Discrimination & rights

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To promote awareness and understanding of how human rights are relevant for older people, we are running a project called Our Rights, Our Voices.

Our Rights, Our Voices

Ageism in recruitment

If an employer turns you down for a job because of your age this is unlawful.
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What the law says

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

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Dealing with disputes

The procedure to follow if you have experienced age discrimination at work‚ applying for a job or in education or training.

Default Retirement Age explained

What exactly does the abolition of the DRA mean for you? Read our FAQs to make sure you understand
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We are grateful for the generous support of Dr Naim Dangoor CBE
and The Exilarch's Foundation

Your Age UK

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Age UK Advice:
0800 169 6565
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We offer a wealth of information and advice to help you enjoy independent living.

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