Age Discrimination in the Workplace Solicitors Compensation Claim UK – Work Stress Claims Age Discrimination Age Discrimination The Equality Act 2015 includes provisions that ban employers from discriminating against workers, or potential employees, based on their age. Unless an employer can objectively justify treating an employee differently because of their age, it is unlawful for an employer to do so. Your employer cannot treat you differently because of your age unless they have good reason to do so. There are very few valid reasons an employer can give for treating an employee differently because of their age. will be able to offer you the assistance you are looking for if you have developed symptoms of stress as a result of being treated differently by your employer or your co-workers because of your age. There is a notable difference between suffering from a recognised stress related illnesses as a result of discrimination and suffering from distress because of discrimination in the workplace. In order to make a claim for stress at work, which has been caused by age discrimination, you must be suffering from a recognised psychological illness. If you have been the victim of age discrimination, but this has not caused the onset of a personal injury, you can still make a claim but you must do so through an employment tribunal. can offer you expert advice in all aspects of workplace stress including age discrimination. Our dedicated team of specialist stress at work solicitors has extensive experience in this sensitive and potentially difficult area of personal injury law.