Age Discrimination Solicitors - Employment Compensation Claims



Since October of 2006, it has been illegal in the UK for employers to deny employment to individuals or treat them in an unfair or unfavourable manner based on their age. This law was established by The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 - SI No 2006/1031. If you believe you have been the victim of age discrimination, you may be eligible to receive compensation. For advice at no cost contact our age discrimination solicitors using our helpline.

Please contact our age discrimination solicitors today for a risk-free assessment of your case. If you choose to instruct a solicitor to act on your behalf, they will work to either negotiate a settlement with your employer or make an application to the Employment Tribunal on your behalf. Our solicitors will represent you in the Employment Tribunal and at any subsequent appeal that may be necessary. Our lawyers offer a complete service and your claim is in safe hands.

Age discrimination law

The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations are applicable to individuals employed in both the public and private sectors. It covers employees of all ages, not just older workers. The legislation include guidelines covering employment and recruitment, training, terms and conditions of employment, transfers, promotions and termination. An employer’s policies may not negatively affect one age group over another, be it directly or indirectly. The employer must also have fair redundancy policies and selection procedures. Failure by an employer to follow the rules may entitle your solicitor to claim substantial damages on your behalf.

The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006

Under the legislation, no employer may force an individual into retirement prior to the age of 65 unless it is deemed “objectively appropriate and necessary.” Also, if an individual desires to continue working past the traditional retirement age of 65, their employer must give the matter its due consideration. For statutory redundancy pay, there are no minimum or maximum age requirements to be met. For unfair dismissal cases in front of the Employment Tribunal, the upper age requirement is removed.

An employer cannot, on the basis of age :-

  • dismiss you
  • decide not to employ you
  • give you adverse terms and conditions of employment
  • deny you a promotion
  • refuse to provide you with training
  • retire you without an objective justification if you want to continue working

Age discrimination solicitors

If you believe that you may have a potential claim and could be eligible for compensation, call us today on our helpline and speak to an age discrimination solicitor. The no win no fee fee scheme ensures that making your claim is entirely risk-free. If you don’t win your case, you pay absolutely nothing. If you do receive compensation, your solicitor will receive a previously agreed percentage of the settlement. Everything is disclosed and agreed in advance so there are no secret fees and no surprises. All consultations are confidential and you are under no obligation to proceed with a claim.