The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against people because of their age.
A person belonging to a particular age (for example 32 year old people) or range of ages (for example 18 to 30 year old people).
This is when you are treated differently because of your age.
The treatment could be a one-off action or as a result of a rule or policy based on age. It doesn’t have to be intentional to be unlawful.
The Equality Act 2010 says that you must not be discriminated against because:
Age groups can be quite wide (for example, ‘people under 50’ or 'under 18s'). They can also be quite specific (for example, ‘people in their mid-40s’). Terms such as ‘young person’ and ‘youthful’ or ‘elderly’ and ‘pensioner’ can also indicate an age group.