It is unlawful to treat a person differently in the workplace because of their age, unless such treatment can be objectively justified or is covered by an exemption or genuine occupational requirement. .

The age discrimination provisions of the Equality Act 2010 apply to the selection processes employers are entitled to adopt when deciding who should be made redundant. There are no longer any upper and lower age limits for entitlement to a redundancy payment.

Also see Age Discrimination or call Slater and Gordon Lawyers on freephone 0800 916 9060 or contact us.

Age discrimination and redundancy