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Your Workforce Is Getting Older: Prevent Age Discrimination Issues

Supporting your workforce is critical in ensuring employee productivity, well-being and loyalty to your organisation. Specifically—seeing as government reports found that nearly half of all adults in the UK will be over the age of 50 by the next decade—it’s crucial to support your ageing workforce. In addition to these statistics, allowing ageism to exist in your organisation can result in costly non-compliance with the Equality Act 2010. 

Avoid age discrimination at work with these tips:

1) Offer fair training and advancement - Regardless of age, it's important to give employees equal chances to advance their skills with training programmes. If you are offering training or advancement opportunities, avoid discouraging employees with the proper qualifications from applying based on age.

2) Never assume - Don't make assumptions about employees due to their age, such as their performance capabilities. Additionally, never suggest or force a worker to retire as they age.

Ensure peace of mind by securing proper cover, such as employment practices liability insurance. Contact ICB Group today.

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