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What doesn't count as discrimination at work

There are exceptions in the Equality Act 2010 where it's not unlawful for an employer to discriminate against you. This section explains about these exceptions.

What doesn't count as age discrimination at work?

Explains the types of behaviour which do not count as age discrimination at work, including national minimum wage and benefits linked to length of service.

Justifying age discrimination

Explains the situations when an employer can justify age discrimination at work, when there is a good enough business reason for discriminating on the grounds of age.

Occupational requirements

Explains what is meant by an occupational requirement, where an employer is allowed to discriminate by restricting a job to people with a particular protected characteristic, for legitimate aims.

Exceptions relating to religion and belief

Explains the types of behaviour which do not count as religion or belief discrimination at work, where an employer is allowed to choose employees with a particular religion or belief to reflect the organisation's values.

Positive action

Explains what is meant by positive action - when an employer can take action to encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply for, or advance in, a job.