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Welcome to is a one-stop source of statistics and information for employers, employees, researchers, students, journalists and others interested in age discrimination issues in the UK as well as internationally, including the USA, Canada, India and other countries.

Ageism and age discrimination could affect anyone throughout their life, from children to old age pensioners and provides a wealth of data, information and guidance on UK age discrimination laws and issues. also includes a comprehensive summary of international age discrimination laws provided by law firms from the Ius Laboris international employment law alliance.

According to leading employment law barrister and age discrimination expert Jennifer Eady QC of Old Square Chambers, "Lewis Silkin is to be congratulated on this website - it is a great resource", whilst both Sean Jones QC of 11KBW and Daniel Tatton-Brown of Littleton regard as "excellent".

Lewis Silkin and Sacker & Partners have also produced a book on age discrimination (an 'excellent analysis of age discrimination legislation' - Michael Rubenstein, Equal Opportunities Review, 1 October 2008).

The site also features important age discrimination cases from the UK and Europe which help explain the age discrimination laws.

Want to know everything there is to know about age discrimination law? Read our guide.


For reports of key cases with relevance for age discrimination, go to the age discrimination cases section. This page is updated regularly with all the latest age discrimination cases from the courts and employment tribunals.

We would like to hear from anyone involved in cases under the age discrimination laws, especially where these may not be widely reported. Please contact us with details of new age discrimination cases. Please note, we are unable to offer free legal advice.


Some EU member states have only recently implemented the strand of the Framework Directive prohibiting age discrimination, whilst many non-EU countries have longstanding age discrimination laws. For details of age discrimination legislation around the world, visit our section on international age discrimination laws.


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