Age discrimination in employment

Promotion, transfer and training

All employees are entitled to opportunities for promotion, posting, or training, in accordance with their ability, experience and seniority. Age should not be a relevant consideration, unless it is a genuine job or occupational requirement. Employers should:

  • examine the assessment criteria to evaluate employee job performance to ensure that employees are promoted on merit and that the criteria adopted are not discriminatory;
  • where opportunities for promotion, training or transfer arise, inform all eligible employees of the conditions and procedures for application;
  • keep records of notes taken in the course of considering candidates for promotion, transfer or training; and
  • review any rules that restrict or preclude transfer between certain jobs and change them if they are found to be discriminatory.