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There are many areas of life in which people can experience age-related discrimination, including employment, health care and consumer services.

The Equality Act 2010 says you mustn’t be discriminated against because of your age. Discrimination which is against the Equality Act is unlawful. If you’ve experienced unlawful discrimination, you may be able to do something about it.

What’s meant by age?

If you want to make a discrimination claim, you need to find out if you’re someone who mustn’t be discriminated against under the Equality Act 2010.

The Equality Act says it’s only unlawful discrimination if you’re treated unfairly because of certain reasons. These reasons are called protected characteristics. Age is one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act.

Age discrimination is where you’re treated unfairly because of your age or because you’re part of a particular age group.

Citizens Advice: Age Discrimination