New law in force

The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. Some of the information on this page may be out of date.

A ban on age discrimination in services, public functions and associations came into force on 1 October 2012.

This section of the site is about age discrimination and how and where it may affect you.

Unlawful age discrimination happens when someone is treated unfavourably because of their age, without justification, or is harassed or victimised because of their age.

Find out more about your legal rights and what to do if you are being discriminated against on the following pages:

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