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Employers must weed out age bias

07 June 2006

Employers must weed out age bias


IT IS a scene replayed in offices around the country every day of the year.  A member of staff celebrates a birthday and along with the obligatory cake, receives a card with messages scrawled inside such as "Congratulations on your birthday, Grandpa" or "50 and over the hill".

However from 1 October 2006, this seemingly harmless leg pulling could be considered discriminatory under the new Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.

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