Everyone deserves respect and equal treatment at work regardless of your age. But one of the most common forms of employment discrimination is age bias, and it can affect workers of all ages. 

Older workers may be denied jobs because employers think they are too old and younger workers may not have the same opportunities or paid less than their older colleagues because they are too young.

As a union rep, you can promote equality in the workplace and try to ensure that every worker receives fair treatment irrespective of their age.

Resources

A guide for reps about issues affecting young workers

The health and safety of older workers – Guidance for reps

Women over 50 in the workplace - a TUC report

Living for the Weekend report - Understanding Britain’s young core workers

TUC Guide to Equality Law 2011