Equal Pay: Age

Women and Equalities written question – answered on 12th March 2019.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Labour, Barnsley Central

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, what steps her Department is taking to ensure that workers receive equal pay regardless of age.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, Minister for Women

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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