Acas have published a new guide providing employers with essential advice on how to comply with the Equality Act 2010 provisions protecting employees against discrimination based on age. The guidance includes advice on recruitment, training, performance management and other areas where age discrimination may be most likely to occur, including key areas where age discrimination may happen, risks of stereotyping people because of age and the risks of using ageist language. To understand in detail how age discrimination can happen in the workplace, how to prevent it, and how different treatment because of age can be allowed in certain situations, Acas have published three further documents: (1) Guide – Age discrimination key points for the workplace; (2) Factsheet – Age discrimination ten obligations for employers; and (3) Factsheet – Age discrimination top ten myths.
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