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Discrimination: Age

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many complaints of age discrimination were made to the Employment Tribunal Service in January to October 2009; (296846)

(2) how many complaints of discrimination on the grounds of alcohol-related problems were made to the Employment Tribunal Service in the period January to October 2009;

(3) how many complaints of discrimination on the grounds of drug addiction were made to the Employment Tribunal Service in the period January to October 2009;

(4) how many complaints of discrimination on the grounds of mental health problems were made to the Employment Tribunal Service in the period January to October 2009.

The Employment Tribunal accepted 4,271 age discrimination claims in the period January to September 2009. Data for October 2009 are not yet available.

There were 5,566 disability discrimination claims accepted by the Employment Tribunal in the period January to September 2009.

Claims for an impairment arising from drug or alcohol addiction related issues may be included within the Disability Discrimination category but they are not broken down separately. Claims for mental health related issues are included within the Disability Discrimination category but are not broken down separately.