Exploring Age Discrimination & Age-Related Issues in the Workplace
According to data from the Office for National Statistics, the number of older people in the workplace is expected to increase significantly over the next 20 years.
Age is one of the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010.
It is unlawful to treat someone less favourably due to their age and there is also a need to take care to avoid putting in place a provision, criterion or practice which is difficult for a group of a particular age to comply with.
During this new virtual classroom seminar, expert speaker Kathy Daniels will explore age-related issues in the workplace; primarily focussing on discrimination, this interactive session is perfect for those who advise employers/employees on this matter.
What You Will Learn
This live and interactive session will cover the following:
- Summary of the different forms of age discrimination in the Equality Act 2010
- Legitimate Aims: Direct Discrimination
- What might be a 'legitimate aim'?
- Is a legitimate aim a 'proportionate means'?
- Employer justified retirement age
- Case law relating to retirement
- Length of Service
- The link to age
- Service-related benefits
- Direct and indirect discrimination
- Case law relating to age discrimination in recruitment
- Age related harassment
- Addressing age in the workplace
- Health and Safety
- Duty to provide a safe place of work
- Duty to provide a safe system of work
- Age related health and safety issues
Recording of live sessions: Soon after the Learn Live session has taken place you will be able to go back and access the recording - should you wish to revisit the material discussed.