EMPLOYMENT EQUALITY REGULATIONS
Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) regulations 2003
The regulations protect everyone from direct and indirect discrimination, Harassment and victimisation in employment and training on the grounds of sexual orientation.
Practical workplace guidance can be obtained from Acas, their contact details are listed in a later section. Stonewall- A lesbian, gay and bisexual group- also provides information and guidance on equality issues relating to sexual orientation. There is a range of information and advice sources available on the DTI webpage dedicated to the regulations,
Employment Equality (Age Discrimination) regulations2003
Due to come into force on 01 October 2006
Age Positive Cymru
Age Positive Cymru promotes the benefits of employing a mixed-age workforce that includes older and younger people. The campaign encourages employers to make decisions about recruitment, training and retention that do not discriminate against people because of their age. It promotes flexible retirement policies that can bring business benefits to employers and give individuals in the opportunity to remain in work longer. The Age Positive website has lots of case studies promoting good practice.
The Charity helps unemployed people and those under threat of losing employment, primarily over the age of 40, with employment issues. They offer free information and advice on training, job seeking and support services. The Genesis Association also offers guidance to employers on the benefits of employing a mixed-age workforce.
Ty Avow, 21 Egerton Street
Wrexham LL1 1ND
T: 01978 366111 or 01978 750024
NIACE (the National Institute of Adult Continuing Education) is a non-governmental organisation that supports adult learners and aims to improve opportunities for potential learners.
NIACE Dysgu Cymru
3rd Floor, 35 Cathedral Road
Cardiff CF11 9HB, Wales
T: 0292 0370900
F: 0292 0370909
PRIME Cymru (The Prince of Walesís Initiative for Mature Enterprise) is a charitable trust that provides information and support for people aged over 50 who are considering setting up their own businesses. It also has the remit to deliver systems and facilities to actively help people aged 50+ find suitable employment.
16 Stryd Cerrig, Llandovery
Carmarthenshire SA20 0JP
T: 0845 6018693
F: 01550 72129
Campaign Against Age Discrimination in Employment (CAADE)
CAADE has campaigned to prevent age discrimination since 1998 and provides guidance and training on age issues. It has an ĎAge Audití service to help you prepare for the new legislation in 2006 and organises pre-retirement preparation courses for employers and employees to explain the detail of pension laws.
This charity produces a wide range of information for and older people, including policy documents on older workers and fact sheets on pensions and retirement.
Age Concern England
1268 London Road
London Sw16 4ER
Information line: 0800 00 99 66
T: 020 8765 7200
Last updated 06.04.2006
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