Age Discrimination - Pitfalls and Best Practices
July 20th, 10am to Noon
The Impact of Age Discrimination
We often think about the impact ageism has on older workers, but it happens to people at all stages in their career and is often exacerbated by other characteristics a person may have. For companies to have highly functioning multigenerational teams, we need to ensure that people of all ages have the opportunity to contribute and participate in opportunities.
All too frequently, we say something that may be perceived as ageist or make an unconscious decision that may preclude an individual from an opportunity based on their age. In 2021/22, cases of age discrimination formed the highest number of cases taken to employment tribunals compared with other protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.
“Ageism refers to how we think (stereotypes), feel (prejudice), and act (discrimination) towards others and ourselves based on age.”
Global Campaign to Combat Ageism
Benefits of Attending
Understand key aspects of age equality legislation in England and Wales.
Explore how our beliefs, values, and attitudes drive our behaviour.
Feel more confident and competent in facilitating age inclusion into your daily business practices.
Explore some practical examples to highlight best practices and demonstrate some pitfalls.
Our guest speaker for this event is Alice Kinder, a Senior Associate Solicitor at Bexley Beaumont with a specialism in diversity and inclusion. Alice has a strong working knowledge of the Equality Act and is an experienced trainer. Alice is Vice Chair of the Birmingham Law Society and a member of their Equality and Diversity Committee.