An employer asks a temping agency to only choose applicants under 30 years old for a job; a bank refuses to give a credit card to people over 70 years old; a landlord refuses to rent his apartment out to people under 30 years old; an employee is refused training because they are 'too close to retirement'; etc.

Age is often considered a neutral and justified distinguishing criterion. In reality, 'young people' and 'old people' are regularly discriminated against in employment but also in many other sectors of society, such as access to goods and services (insurance, banking sector, housing, etc.) or participation in social, cultural, economic and political activities.

What does Unia do?

Unia combats age-related discrimination in every field for which it is competent, by:

  • advising and supporting discriminated persons;
  • establishing reports and studies;  
  • helping to defend and protect the fundamental rights of elderly persons through European projects;
  • providing the authorities concerned with recommendations.


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