YOU MAY HAVE A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATIONAge Discrimination ClaimsIf you have suffered age discrimination at work, you may be able to claim compensation. Your case will be reviewed by our panel of legal firms who will be able to tell you how much you could be owed. Start claim Home E Employment E Discrimination E Age DiscriminationOverview of race discrimination claimsAge discrimination claims in the UK are legal avenues available to individuals who have been subjected to discriminatory treatment on the basis of their age. Discrimination on the basis of age can occur in many different contexts, including in the workplace, housing and the provision of goods and services.Age discrimination can take many forms, including direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation. Individuals who believe they have been subjected to age discrimination can bring a claim under the Equality Act 2010.In this section› Age Discrimination Claims› Claim overview› The criteria needed to qualify› The legal argument for the claim› The evidence you need› A guide to compensation amounts› Claim duration› Common questionsThe criteria needed to qualify for an age discrimination claimTo qualify for an age discrimination claim, an individual must be able to demonstrate that they have been treated less favourably than others because of their age. The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination on the basis of age in a wide range of areas, including employment, healthcare and education.To bring a claim, an individual must first exhaust any internal complaints procedures that are available to them. They must also bring their claim within three months of the discriminatory act or decision. It is advisable to seek legal advice before making a claim to ensure that you have a strong case.Did you know?As stated in The Equality Act 2010, you can’t be discriminated against because of your age. Any discrimination based on your age is against the law.The legal argument for the claimThe legal argument for an age discrimination claim is based on the provisions of the Equality Act 2010. The Act sets out a range of protected characteristics, including age, and prohibits discrimination on the basis of these characteristics. There are a few different types of discrimination in relation to age, including:Direct discriminationThis occurs when an individual is treated less favourably than others because of their age. For example, an employer might refuse to hire an older worker because they believe that they are not as productive as a younger worker.Indirect discriminationThis occurs when an employer applies a policy or practice that has a disproportionately negative impact on individuals of a particular age group. For example, an employer might require all employees to work full-time, which could disadvantage older workers who may prefer part-time hours.Key FactsMore than 1 in 10 adults in the UK (11%) say they feel that their age has been a discriminating factor in the workplace.HarassmentThis occurs when an individual is subjected to unwanted conduct that has the purpose or effect of violating their dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. For example, an older worker might be subjected to derogatory comments about their age by their colleagues.VictimisationThis occurs when an individual is treated unfairly because they have made or supported a complaint of age discrimination. For example, an employer might refuse to promote an employee who has made a complaint of age discrimination.The evidence needed to support an age discrimination claimTo support an age discrimination claim, an individual will need to provide evidence that they have been subjected to discriminatory treatment on the basis of their age. This evidence might include witness statements, emails and other documentation that demonstrate the discriminatory behaviour.It is also important to keep a record of any incidents of discrimination as they occur. This can help to establish a pattern of behaviour and strengthen the case.Did you know?Age discrimination can happen to anyone. You can be discriminated against no matter what age you are, so don’t ignore any mistreatment or unfair behaviour.How much could you be entitled to?If an age discrimination claim is successful, the individual may be entitled to compensation. The amount of compensation will depend on a range of factors, including the severity of the discrimination, the impact on the individual and the financial losses suffered as a result.Compensation can be awarded for a range of losses, including loss of earnings, pension losses and injury to feelings. The amount of compensation for injury to feelings will depend on the severity of the discrimination and can range from a few hundred pounds to tens of thousands of pounds.Key FactsThere were 15,336 employment claims which included a complaint of age discrimination between March 2020 and March 2021.How long does an age discrimination claim take?Age discrimination claims can take a considerable amount of time to resolve, with the length of time varying depending on several factors. One of the most significant factors that determine the duration of a claim is the complexity of the case. Some age discrimination cases are more complex than others, and as such, require more time and resources to resolve.Another factor that can influence the duration of a claim is the willingness of both parties to negotiate and reach a settlement. If both parties are willing to reach an agreement outside of court, the claim can be resolved much more quickly. However, if one party is not willing to negotiate or settle, the claim will have to go through court and can drag on for months or even years. Having a solicitor to carry out this legal process for you is a huge benefit, especially if your case continues for this long.The claims processTo make an age discrimination claim in the UK, an individual must follow a specific process. The first step is to contact ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation, and Arbitration Service) to notify them of the claim. ACAS will then offer conciliation services to both parties to try to resolve the matter outside of court.If conciliation fails, the individual can then proceed to file a claim with the Employment Tribunal. The claimant must provide evidence to support their case, and the respondent (usually the employer) will have the opportunity to respond and present their evidence.After both parties have presented their evidence, a hearing will be scheduled. At the hearing, the judge will hear both sides and make a decision based on the evidence presented. If the claim is successful, the judge will order the respondent to pay compensation to the claimant.It’s advised that you hire a solicitor who is able to guide you through all of these steps and ensure that you get the best outcome. Contact to our team at Claims Bible for more advice on making an age discrimination claim.Common questionsIs there a time limit for making a claim?In the UK, age discrimination claims must be made within three months of the discriminatory act.Do I need a solicitor to make an age discrimination claim?While it is not a legal requirement to have a solicitor, it is highly recommended. A solicitor can provide valuable legal advice and guidance throughout the claim process, which can increase the chances of a successful outcome. They can also take care of the more complex parts of the process and guide you through each step, meaning you can avoid any unnecessary stress after what has been a worrying time.For more common questions, please refer to the specific claim pages or read our general FAQs page.