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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

Find support, initiatives, and guidance relating to age here.


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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      Support, initiatives, and guidance relating to age

      Training and Learning

      Data and Reports - including the Equality Monitoring Annual Report presenting an age profile of the University


      ED&I Network

      External links

      Learn more about age and equality law from the following sources:

      Age UK

      Advance HE - Equality Legislation

      EHRC - Age Discrimination

      Acas - Age Discrimination

      Citizen's Advice - Age Discrimination