The following Employment Q&A provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
For information on the protected characteristic of age, see Practice Note: Age, gender reassignment, race and sex—Age.
It is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) for an employer to discriminate against one of its employees:
as to the employee’s terms of employment
in the way the employer affords the employee access, or by not affording the employee access, to opportunities for promotion, transfer or training or for receiving any other benefit, facility or service
by subjecting the employee to any other detriment
The meaning of ‘to discriminate’ includes, amongst other things, direct d
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