Equality laws are designed to give everyone access to employment, education, goods and services regardless of age. They are there to protect those who have been treated unfairly because of their age, and ensure employers and those who provide goods and services do not discriminate on the grounds of age.
The law gives rights of redress to those who feel discriminated against, including recourse to a court (or tribunal in employment cases.) However, the system now encourages mediation as a first step to resolving age discrimination disputes. If you are involved in such a dispute, you can find out more about specific age related issues by clicking on the links below. These pages are from the Equality and Human Rights Commission
If you are involved in an alleged case of age discrimination you can find out if mediation is suitable by contacting us directly.