Age Discrimination - Expert Comments

Just Employment Law
1st Feb 2006

Tips for avoiding inadvertently age discriminating employees.

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Here are some tips for avoiding inadvertently age discriminating employees;


  • Examine your recruitment process to ensure that it is not age discriminatory in any way. For example, you may wish to stop asking for dates of birth on your application forms.
  • When creating recruitment adverts, avoid ageist language. For example, you should not print an advert seeking a "mature" candidate.
  • Have a standard procedure for handling retirements. Take specialist legal advice on its content to ensure it is fully compliant. Remember that the process needs to be commenced at least six months in advance of the retirement date.
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