I have been asked to recruit for a “Junior Administrator” within our accounts department. I am aware that we are recommended not to use such words it job adverts bearing in mind the change in legislation concerning age discrimination in 2006 and that such language coule be indirect discrimination. But how will this affect job titles?

Would an exsisting job title such as Senior Accounts Manager need to be chandged or if it exsisted pre Oct 2006 is it ok?

I think we should select a different title for the administration role so that we are preparing for the forthcoming legislation. The recruiting manager has raised the question – “would exsisting job titles have to change?”

I think that its a good idea to move away from such job titles especially if they are to be affected by Oct 2006.

Your thoughts are greatly appreciated!
Lucy Hibbert

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