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‘Age audits’ would force firms to address age bias

Employers should be forced to report the age breakdown of their staff through the Equality Bill, age campaigners have insisted.

Chris Ball, chief executive of The Age and Employment Network (TAEN), told Personnel Today that age audits should become a mandatory part of annual reports, to encourage employers to think more seriously about age issues.

The Equality Bill, which is currently in the committee stage in the House of Commons, will enable the government to force employers to report their gender pay gaps from 2013 if they have not voluntarily done so already, but no such provision exists regarding the age of employees.

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October 16, 2009

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