EHRC Consultation on draft age-discrimination guidance - closing date 2.5.14

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The age-discrimination guidance is a supplement to the existing Code of Practice on Services, Public Functions and Associations. It is intended to help businesses, public authorities, courts and others to understand the law in depth and to apply it in practice. Most provisions in the Equalitydefinition Act came into effect in 2010, but the ban on age discrimination in services, public functions and associations did not come into force until 2012.

EHRCdefinition is consulting on the draft Agedefinition Supplement to the Code of Practice on services, public functions and associations. The new Code will explain how the new law on age discrimination will potentially affect services, public functions and associations. This will help to ensure that the law is applied consistently by lower courts and tribunals, and to make it accessible to a wider audience, such as those who have responsibilities under these new provisions and those who have rights or their representatives.

EHRC is seeking responses on the potential costs and benefits of the new law and the supplementary Code on business. The consultation questionnaire invites responses on the costs or benefits that organisations expect to face as a result of complying with the new law.

Links to the draft guidance follow in PDF and Word formats:

pdf icon The consultation document (312 KB, opens in new tab/window)
Word icon The consultation document (586 KB, opens in new tab/window)

For alternative formats of the draft supplementary code and the consultation questions, email agecodeconsultationehrc@dialoguebydesign.net. Or, for people who cannot access the online consultation, electronic responses can be sent to: agecodeconsultationehrc@dialoguebydesign.net or written responses to:

Age Code Consultation
Equality and Human Rights Commission
FREEPOST RRLL-GHUX-CTRX
Arndale House, Arndale Centre,
Manchester M4 3AQ

Register to participate in the consultation via the Registration page.

Closing date: 2 May 2014.