Age-Inclusive Learning Network online workshops | Age Discrimination

The Age-Inclusive Learning Network brings professionals with an interest in age inclusion together online, to hear and share best practice, share learning, network and to hear from a topic expert speaker covering issues such as menopause, recruitment, retirement, pensions and savings, and positive aging.

  • Date:

    25 Jan 2023

  • Time:

    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Location:

    Online Event

  • Price:


Supporting HR professionals to consider the implications of the menopause for the women in their organisations, to review their current provision and to explore how they can support and retain them through their polices, practices and culture.  A major aim of the workshop will be to facilitate discussion around challenges and sharing of solutions and best practice.

There are a range of topic-specific workshops available and participants can register for one or multiple sessions. Please see below for details on the series.

Each workshop lasts a maximum of 2 hours and can host a maximum of 15 businesses. Each business can appoint two participants.

Registration for the Network will be confirmed upon completion of the Age-Inclusive Business Audit. This tool takes approximately 25 minutes to complete and will give participants an insight into their organisation’s strengths in relations to age inclusion, and identify potential gaps. Each participant will receive a short, confidential report.

Participants of the Network will also become part of the Learning Network Alumni, which gives them access to two networking and celebration events per year and wrap-around business consultancy support if participants would like to develop a business case for action on age inclusion or to draft an age-inclusive action plan.

This workshop includes:

The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations (NI) 2006 prohibit discrimination in recruitment of employees on grounds of age.  This session aims to define ageism and to discuss why protection from discrimination is needed. The main provisions of the legislation will be set out and discussed, and recommendations for good practice as well as sources of further support will be provided.  We will examine the following issues: 

  • Scope of legislation 
  • Types of discrimination 
  • Objective justification 
  • Recruitment 
  • Benefits based on length of service 
  • Retirement 
  • Redundancy 
  • Good practice recommendations