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Age discrimination

Employment discrimination is one of the biggest problems in the workplace, and forms a large proportion of the claims at Employment Tribunals.

Indeed, since the introduction of the employment age discrimination legislation in 2006, more and more cases are being issued at the Employment Tribunal. In the event that an employee brings a claim against you, our discrimination solicitors can represent you as part of  our Employment Tribunal service.

Helping you to avoid and defend claims for age discrimination in the workplace, our dedicated team of fully qualified specialist employment law solicitors have extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, and can deal with any type of employment discrimination claim that is made against your organisation.

We can advise you on a number of simple steps that can be taken to significantly reduce the risk of an age discrimination claim. And whilst it is not possible to reduce the risk entirely, knowing that you can show you have done all you can to avoid potentially discriminatory behaviour can also be extremely valuable. In the event that a workplace discrimination case does lead to an Employment Tribunal, we can represent you and your business.

In the absence of appropriate policies you are at risk of significant claims for compensation. We will ensure that you have appropriate policies and procedures in place to minimise the risk of employment age discrimination, and can advise you as to the appropriate means of dealing with issues that arise in relation to employees on the grounds of age including the countering of bullying and harassment.

Prevention is always better than cure, so to help you minimise the risk of an employment age discrimination situation arising in the first place, we run specific age discrimination training courses that will give you the education and knowledge to avoid many of the typical problems that are making litigation a routine part of working life for many organisations

Offering expert advice and guidance that is especially tailored to suit the needs of your organisation, we ensure that proper consideration is given to matters that will have a material effect upon how you can avoid or handle employment age discrimination problems in the future.

Employment age discrimination and retirement

Following the abolition of default retirement age, it is unlawful to dismiss an employee because of their age; this has resulted in discrimination solicitors seeing a surge in cases. Like any other employee, it is now necessary to have an objectively justifiable reason for dismissal – otherwise it could be termed employment age discrimination, or lead to an unfair dismissal claim. Our solicitors can guide you in retiring employees fairly and lawfully.

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