Age Discrimination Solicitors - Compensation Claim Lawyers


There are more than 20 million people aged 50 and over in the UK, constituting over a third of the adult population. This sector of society consisting of older people continues to grow due to improvements in healthcare and environment. Age discrimination solicitors have been able to take action since legislation in 2006 which protects the interests of both young and old from employment bias based on age. The legislation applies to every single worker, as opposed to minority groups and there is no upper or lower age limit. Both direct and indirect age discrimination is outlawed and positive discrimination is only defensible if the employer is able to provide objective justification however employers will only be able to justify discrimination in relation to individual workers and their specific jobs, rather than on a macro level in terms of policy or practice that they may try to argue is necessary for their business as a whole. An example of acceptable positive discrimination is the job of a model for clothes suitable for a particular age range.

Age Discrimination Law

Offending employers may be liable to uncapped financial penalties following legal action by an age discrimination solicitor in the Employment Tribunal. The key aspects of the policy include the following issues :-

Employment Solicitors

Our age discrimination solicitors operate exclusively in all areas of dispute between employees and employers and they do nothing else which enables them to achieve your goals in the most efficient and practical way possible. They are able to pursue or negotiate a claim on your behalf and can provide representation anywhere in the United Kingdom. If you would like an initial free consultation for advice to find out whether you have a good case, how to go about claiming and how much your compensation might be worth you can call the helpline or complete the contact form or email our offices. If after talking to a specialist lawyer you decide not to take matters further you are under no obligation to do so and you will not be charged for our initial advice session.

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