Thursday, October 12, 2006

New Brit law causes ban of "Ageist" birthday cards

The BBC reports that Alan and Thomas Ltd of Bournemouth has banned greetings cards that are passed around the office to sign for a colleague because of the new age discrimination laws under Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006. They're worried that comment about someone's age might be considered discriminatory and therefore illegal. Their solution is for the directors of the insurance brokers to send a card instead on behalf of all staff.

BBC article