Equal Pay: Age:Written question - 228693

Asked by Dan Jarvis
(Barnsley Central)

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Asked on: 05 March 2019
Women and Equalities
Equal Pay: Age
To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that workers receive equal pay regardless of age.
Answered by: Victoria Atkins
Answered on: 12 March 2019

The Equality Act 2010 already protects against direct and indirect age discrimination in recruitment and employment, and makes it unlawful for an employer to discriminate against an employee or a job applicant because of their age, unless the employer can justify it as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

Anyone who believes that they have been discriminated against on account of their age can seek advice from the Equality Advisory Support Service at http://www.equalityadvisoryservice.com/app/ask; on Freephone Telephone 0808 800 0082; or, by text phone on 0808 800 0084, in considering whether to seek redress in a court or tribunal.

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