Melton Borough Council

Protected Characteristics

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:

https://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/equality-act/protected-characteristics

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.

Pensions and retirement planning – GOV.UK A practical guide to advice, support and services available through government and voluntary organisations for people aged 50 and over.

UKYOUTH: is a leading national charity committed to ensuring all young people are empowered to build bright futures, regardless of their background or circumstances.