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Age discrimination claims

Our specialist team of discrimination claims lawyers represent clients who have suffered age discrimination in all aspects of their lives.

It is unlawful for an employer or service provider, such as a shop, healthcare provider or transport company, to discriminate against someone because of their age.

Our team of expert employment lawyers advise clients who have been discriminated against. We have successfully brought and settled claims relating to age discrimination in the workplace. Common examples of age discrimination at work include:
  • Stereotyping people of a certain age
  • Making someone redundant because of his or her age
  • Harassing or victimising someone at work because of his or her age
  • Compulsorily retiring someone because of their age, unless it can be objectively justified
  • Requiring a minimum number of years’ experience for a job, where this is not necessary

Employers should avoid discrimination on the grounds of age in relation to recruitment, selection for promotion and training, and in pay settlements. Our employment lawyers have represented clients who have been replaced by younger colleagues, acted for clients who were paid less because they were younger than their colleagues, and successfully represented Miriam O’Reilly in an age discrimination claim against the BBC.

It is also unlawful for service providers such as healthcare providers, social services and retailers including banks, travel agents and travel companies to discriminate on the grounds of age.  Our specialist human rights lawyers have successfully represented people who have suffered discrimination at the hands of many such organisations and have secured compensation and apologies for such discrimination.

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