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Age Discrimination

Despite laws against age discrimination having existed for many years, it’s still an issue that persists and remains under-discussed in the world of people management. In our latest HR webinar,  we turned the spotlight on the struggles faced by both younger and older workers. We explored how employers can create age-friendly workplaces that support young adults […]

How to become an age friendly employer

age friendly employer

In our latest hot topic, we take a look at how organisations can become age-friendly employers, by supporting young adults into their first employment, helping older workers to stay in work for longer, or supporting employees’ transition to retirement. We will consider how your business can bring in a more diverse age group and the […]

Employee wins £96k in Age Discrimination case

A fashion designer considered by Superdry as unlikely to leave her role has been awarded £96,200 after successfully claiming she was discriminated against on the grounds of her age. Ms Sunderland, a knitwear design specialist in her fifties, repeatedly saw colleagues with less experience handed promotions ahead of her despite her receiving “brilliant” performance reviews […]

Age discrimination in the workplace

Employers who discriminate on grounds of age are breaking the law. This article covers information specific to discrimination on grounds of age. The latest labour force survey, produced by the Office for National Statistics (published September 2021) found that: During 2020-2021, the rate of employment for those aged between 50 and 64 has remained generally […]

Three interesting cases of discrimination in the UK

Discrimination in the UK | Interesting Cases | HR Solutions

It is against the law to treat someone less favourably because of their gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or age; this is discrimination. However, more than 25% of the workers in the UK claim to have been discriminated against at work. Discrimination is not just isolated to the workplace and can occur across most […]

The 4 types of discrimination: what every employer needs to know

Discrimination and Liability | HR Solutions

The word ‘discrimination’ is often used on a day to day basis to describe being treated unfairly for a particular reason; but unlawful discrimination happens when less favourable or unfair treatment relates to specific characteristics, known legally as ‘protected characteristics’. The UK have nine protected characteristics, which are set out in the Equality Act 2010. There […]

Employment tribunal statistics: July to September 2019

Employment Tribunal Statistics 2019 | HR Solutions

Employment tribunal claims continue to rise, according to the latest quarterly statistics from the Ministry of Justice. Figures from July to September 2019 reveal that the impact of abolishing tribunal fees is showing no sign of slowing. The Ministry of Justice has published the quarterly employment tribunal statistics for the period of July to September 2019 […]

The Menopause and Age Discrimination

Menopause | Age Discrimination | HR Solutions

Employers and employees alike may find the menopause a difficult topic to discuss as it is, of course, a sensitive and personal matter. Menopause and women in work The menopause is part of the natural ageing process for women, usually in their late 40s or 50s, and it can have a significant impact on women in […]

Age Discrimination: Ensuring Fairness and Inclusivity

Age Discrimination | Fairness & Inclusivity | HR Solutions

According to Acas, age discrimination is one of the most common forms of unfair treatment in the workplace.  Treating someone unfairly at work because of their age is against the law, apart from in some very limited circumstances.  The common areas where age discrimination is most likely to occur are: recruitment, training, promotion, pay and […]


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