Age is one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. The Act aims to protect people from direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, and victimisation on the basis of a person's age
Definition of 'Age' in the Equality Act
Under the Equality Act individuals are protected from discrimination on the basis of their age and/or because they are part of an age group - this can be specific (e.g. people in their mid-30s) or broader (e.g. people under 50). In addition, some terms can indicate age groups without reference to specific ages e.g. young people, elderly, pensioner, etc.
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Data and Reports - including the Equality Monitoring Annual Report presenting an age profile of the University