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New Age Laws Spur Discrimination Enquiries

Age discrimination laws


Since the new age discrimination laws were introduced, six weeks ago, more than 100 people have contacted the Equality Commission for advice.

The enquiries were a mixture of people who thought they had been discriminated against because of their age and employers who were seeking advice about the changes in the law.

Employers were advised by the Commission that in order to help stop workers making cases against them they should make sure that their policies complied with the new laws.

Employment expert

National Law firm Irwin Mitchell have held several seminars discussing Age Discrimination and the new laws that are being introduced. Employment expert Simon Coates said the new laws are certainly creating concern amongst businesses both large and small. Anyone who is unsure would benefit from an audit of their policies and guidance on future documentation to avoid significant legal action.

Irwin Mitchell's IMHR+ product provides businesses with a comprehensive employment law service. The annual subscription to the service provides everything businesses need to know about their employment obligations to ensure compliance and minimise risk to the business on an ongoing basis throughout the year. It includes all businesses need to know to avoid the pitfalls of Age Discrimination laws.

For further information please contact Lynne Penn on 07725 828700 or Sarah Kind on 07739 875268.