How to Legally Set Age Limits for Apprenticeship Programs
What qualifies for age discrimination?
Refusing to hire or promote employees 40 years of age or older qualifies as age discrimination, as does firing, limiting compensation, job assignments, benefits, training, or the conditions, terms or employment privileges based on age.
What is an example of age discrimination?
This happens when someone treats you worse than another person in a similar situation because of your age. For example: your employer refuses to allow you to do a training course because she thinks you are ‘too old’, but allows younger colleagues to do the training.
What is the minimum age required to complete an apprenticeship?
How do you prove age discrimination in firing?
Can you start an apprenticeship at any age? The minimum age requirement for apprenticeships is 16, and all applicants must no longer be in full-time education. However, there typically isn’t an age limit on applicants, with anyone over the age of 16 able to apply.