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There is certainly no age discrimination if you are not offered an enhanced offer. You should be treated the same and it is actually the opposite that would apply – if you are offered an enhanced offer just because of your age, then that would be age discrimination and the younger employee can raise that argument with the employer and rightly so. When the employer is making you an offer, they should treat everyone equally and they should not be differentiating between different ages and offer more for older employees and less for younger ones – it is exactly such behaviour that would amount to discrimination and should be avoided.
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But you are not entitled to a redundancy payment because you do not have 2 years’ service with the company so you cannot compare these payments with your entitlement to a redundancy payment because that simply does not apply here. This is not a redundancy payment and it has nothing to do with the law of statutory redundancy payments. Therefore you cannot expect the employer to use the same calculation as a statutory redundancy payment and if they treat someone better because of their age when they are not calculating a statutory redundancy payment they will be acting in a discriminatory manner.
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