Legislation relating to age discrimination is designed to protect individuals of all ages. It is designed to provide legal protection to those who are discriminated, harassed or victimised on the grounds of age.
Discrimination law protects employees and those in training positions as well as those applying for work.
Discrimination may take the form of direct or indirect behaviour. In some circumstances, employers treating people differently on the grounds of age may not be contrary to legislation. However, the employer must demonstrate and justify their acts by reference to specific aims contained within legislation. These include a workforce of a similar age where they are all approaching retirement age or protection of younger workers in for reasons of health and safety.
If you feel you have been discriminated against because of your age, either directly or indirectly, we would suggest that you first speak to your employer and can advise you on doing so. If you are not satisfied with their response, contact Employment Law Dundee for expert advice. We are expert in all areas of discrimination law and will provide help and advice in this particular area. It may be that your situation requires to be dealt with at an Employment Tribunal and we can guide you through that process in a professional, understanding way.
Call us today on 01382 281 550 to speak with a legal advisor or, if you prefer, you can make an online enquiry here.