What happens if I am discriminated against because I look younger or older than I actually am?

The age discrimination provisions of the Equality Act 2010 cover discrimination based on 'apparent' age as well as 'actual' age. You may have a claim if the treatment you have suffered was based on incorrect assumptions about how old you are.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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