Age discrimination happens when you are treated differently or unfairly because of your age. If this is happening to you at work, we understand that it can be a very distressing time. Our age discrimination solicitors are there to help if this has happened, or is currently happening, to you.

The Equality Act 2010 lists a number of characteristics that are protected under the Act. This means that if you experience discrimination against one of these characteristics, you will be protected by law. Under this Act, ‘age’ is one of the protected characteristics. This means that you may be able to claim compensation if you’ve faced age discrimination at work.

The discrimination can either be a one-off event, harassment, victimisation, or a policy or rule in your workplace that dictates what you should or shouldn’t do compared to other employees. Age discrimination can happen at any point in your employment, and at any age. You could be treated unfairly during recruitment, passed over for promotion, or be chosen for redundancy before others

If you have experienced this kind of treatment, you could be able to make an age discrimination claim.

What Services Do We Offer?

You can call us to speak to one of our experts, who will listen to your experience and advise you on the best route to take. If you’d like to take things further, we can support you throughout the employment grievance process, and represent you during mediation. We can also negotiate directly with your employer to help you reach a settlement without having to go to a Tribunal.

If your case does progress to an Employment Tribunal or to a higher court (should you need to appeal), we’ll support you every step of the way. We can set the ball rolling when it comes to tribunal or court proceedings, and can represent you throughout. We’ll always aim to get you the justice you deserve.

Who Can We Help?

We can help you if you have been treated differently because:

  • You are (or are not) a certain age, or in a certain age group
  • Someone has incorrectly assumed your age (discrimination by perception)
  • You are connected to someone of a certain age, or in a certain age group (discrimination by association).

And if you have suffered any of the following types of age discrimination:

  • Direct Discrimination – when you are treated worse than another person because of your age
  • Indirect Discrimination – where there is a policy or rule at your workplace that places you at a specific disadvantage because of your age
  • Harassment – when you are made to feel humiliated, offended or degraded because of your age
  • Victimisation – when you are treated badly after making a complaint about age discrimination, or supporting a colleague who has complained themselves.

In some specific circumstances, a different in treatment because of age may be lawful, but we will discuss this with you if it relates to your case.

Why Choose Us?

Being discriminated against at work can be a difficult and highly stressful situation. This is made worse if you suspect that the person or people doing it are trying to push you out of a job. We’re dedicated to helping fight your corner, so you can assert your right to feeling comfortable at work.

Our age discrimination solicitors have years of experience dealing with cases of ageism in the workplace. We’re committed to achieving the best possible outcome for you and supporting you every step of the way.

Our team are recognised industry leaders, with a track record of securing age discrimination compensation in complex and varied cases. We pride ourselves on offering a supportive and easy to follow service that keeps you firmly in the loop.

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To discuss your situation with our employment team, call us on 0207 650 3939 or fill out our online form.

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