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Age discrimination quiz
An older worker
Age should be no barrier to employment
A law banning age discrimination in the workplace comes into force on 1 October 2006.

Employment lawyers have said this represents the biggest shake-up of workplace law for over 30 years.

How much do you know about your new rights at work?

When you've got your result, why not e-mail the quiz to your friends to see how they measure up?

Question 1
Is it unlawful for an employer to ask for your date of birth on a job application form?
A: Yes
B: No
Question 2
You are asked in a job interview how would you feel about being managed by a younger person. Is this question unlawful?
A: Yes
B: No
Question 3
You buy your colleague a fortieth birthday card which contains a joke about them 'being over the hill.' Your boss says this is ageist and unlawful. Is your boss right?
A: Yes
B: No
Question 4
You are due to retire in six months and your boss refuses to put you on a training course. Does your boss have the legal right to say no?
A: Yes
B: No
Question 5
Your employer refuses to let you become a member of the workplace pension scheme until you are age 21. Is this legal?
A: Yes
B: No
Question 6
Your employer tells you that, under the new law, you are free to request to stay on beyond age 65 but there is no point as they always say no. Is your employer's attitude unlawful?
A: Yes
B: No
Question 7
Your employer agrees to let you stay on at work beyond age 65 but wants to alter your terms and conditions. Is the employer allowed to do this?
A: Yes
B: No
Question 8
You want to keep working beyond age 65 but you want to change your working hours. Does your employer have to accept a change of working hours?
A: Yes
B: No
Question 9
Your manager denies you a promotion because you are under 25 and would not command the respect of clients. Is your manager acting unlawfully?
A: Yes
B: No

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Quiz compiled by the The Employers Forum on Age, partly based on case law from other countries.

The opinions expressed are those of the author and are not held by the BBC unless specifically stated. The material is for general information only and does not constitute investment, tax, legal or other form of advice.




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