Age and the Law
Age is a “protected characteristic” under the Equality Act 2010.
More information on the protected characteristic of ‘Age’ can be found here:
Age useful contacts and links:
Age UK is the charity formed from Age Concern and Help the Aged
Age UK Leicester Shire & Rutland Age is an independent local charity with a national name. They work in the local community to help older people live happier, active, fulfilled and socially-engaged lives in communities around the City, County and Rutland.
Employers Forum on Age (EFA). Challenges age discrimination and promotes age diversity in the workplace.
Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).The Helpline advises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights, across England, Scotland and Wales
Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).Great Britain’s national equality body which has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations. They use their unique powers to challenge discrimination, promote equality of opportunity and protect human rights.
UKYOUTH: is a leading national charity committed to ensuring all young people are empowered to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstances.