Age discrimination ban comes into force

The ban on age discrimination in the provision of services came into force on 1 October 2012.

The ban affects public and private organisations and means that treating people differently because of their age when providing goods, facilities or services will be unlawful unless it is covered by an exception or can be justified.

Click here for Government Equalities Office overview on how the ban will work

Click here for guidance from the Government Equalities Office

Click here for link to the House of Commons debate in which Lynne Featherstone MP, the former Minister for Equalities, set out the exceptions and how they work

Click here for ‘Beginner’s guide to the ban on age discrimination in goods and services’ in the Law Society Gazette (11 September 2012)