Now and again you hear the opinion expressed that anti-discrimination law is a lot of unnecessary over-regulation and red tape dreamt up single-handedly by that awful Harriet Harman and imposed on a business world that always looks for the best people anyway because of market forces. This is the Fox view of the world. But is it right?

Not on the evidence of this advert on the Guardian Jobs website.

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Oops. I’m not sure anything about the job indicates that youth is a genuine occupational requirement for this vacancy; perhaps an old bright spark could do the job just as well. So I wonder whether the advert breaches regulation 7(1)(a) of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.

I dare say that according to Foxthink, this type of thing just shows not that employment law is needed, but that it doesn’t work.

2010-01-13T17:25:55+00:00Tags: , |