Acas, an employment relations organization, has released a guide to help employers and individuals understand how the age discrimination legislation effective October 2006 will affect them. More significantly, Acas warns employers to act now to beat the deadline; according to Acas Chair Rita Donaghy, "A lot of organisations are under the impression that the regulations will not affect them--this simply is not true. Age discrimination can affect employees of any age, not just the young and old."
The Acas pamphlet "Guidance on Age and the workplace" is available for free online.
Source: Press Release Acas (Aprl 27, 2006)