With proper legal protection, others cannot copy your ideas or trade on your good name. Once protected, you can act quickly to enforce your rights and protect your business in the face of infringement and copying.
Since 2006 it has been illegal to discriminate against someone with regards to their age in the UK. This includes discrimination against people for being both ‘too old’ and ‘too young’.
Decisions about employment and career progression must be made based on qualifications, competency, skills, potential, and the ability to do the job. Age-based decisions are only legally allowed when they are justified.
The regulations regarding age discrimination are now covered by the Equalities Act 2010 and guidance is published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). Age discrimination is covered as one of the protected characteristics.