Avoiding and Dealing with Age Discrimination

Producer: Learning Nexus

Duration: 50 minutes.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 6-month licence.
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CPD Certified - contributes 1 point towards your CPD.

Surveys by both the Government and Charitable Organisations show that age bias is the most common form of employment discrimination. This discrimination is manifested in many ways, for instance by older workers being unfairly refused a promotion, and younger workers receiving lower rates of pay – despite having all the relevant skills and experience.

Age discrimination is illegal, and failing to follow the law can lead to serious consequences for employers. Clearly, therefore, complying with the law is a key reason for eliminating workplace related age discrimination. But there are other good reasons too, particularly those relating to the creation of a diverse workplace -an environment that cannot occur where age is used as a barrier against employment, promotion, training or pay.

This course is for all members of an organisation that need a base level understanding of the subject and its practical application.

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- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
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- Most ECDL courses will require a download of the ActivX component from within the course


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This course is designed to teach the learner what age discrimination means, the different types of discrimination and how they occur in the workplace.

- Age discrimination – the definition
- How age discrimination may occur
- Exceptions to age discrimination law
- Objective justification
- Occupational requirement
- Positive action
- Types of age discrimination:
--- Direct and indirect
--- Discrimination by association
--- Age-related harassment
--- Age-related victimisation


On completion of this course the learner will understand what age discrimination means, the different types of discrimination and how they occur in the workplace.

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