Liveliness is not the preserve of the young

Dear Editor

According to the MedEconomics section of GP (15 September), the new Employment Equality (Age) Regulations now make it illegal to describe a team as lively, ambitious, or dynamic in job advertisements, as this might discriminate against potential applicants of particular age groups.  

Am I the only one who was tempted to find whomever it is who interprets the regulations in this way, and sue him or her for age discrimination for implying that liveliness, ambition, and dynamism are qualities somehow dependent on age?  

Dr Sarah Vaughan  


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