Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

The UK national minimum wage and age discrimination

Buy Article:

$53.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

The national minimum wage in the UK took effect from 1 April 1999. From the beginning it has treated workers under the age of 22 years as a separate group, now paying them a development rate, rather than the full adult rate. The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 contained an exception for the age-related pay levels. The issue discussed is whether the lower rates paid to 18-21-year-olds and 16-17-year-olds can be objectively justified in accord with the Framework Directive on Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupation. This objective justification requires a legitimate aim and a proportionate means of achieving this aim.
No Reference information available - sign in for access.
No Citation information available - sign in for access.
No Supplementary Data.
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: equality; national minimum wage; policy analysis; public policy; social policy

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Law Department, Middlesex University Business School, London, UK

Publication date: May 1, 2010

More about this publication?
  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more