People may be treated differently because of their age if this is laid down in a law or if it’s justified by employment and labour market policy objectives or legitimate vocational training objectives. (Subsection 9 (2) of the Equal Treatment Act)
For example, it’s not considered discriminatory if people over a certain age can travel on public transport with a reduced fare. It’s also not considered unequal treatment when advantages are given to young or older people if it’s intended to even out inequalities in the labour market. Setting an age limit for buying alcohol is not unequal treatment, but a justified restriction.
If you feel that you’ve been treated unequally, please contact the Equality Commissioner by e-mail at email@example.com or telephone +372 626 9059. The anonymity of the person is guaranteed when contacting the Commissioner.