The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful for employers to take age into account when recruiting, unless they can show objective justification for their decisions. Since requiring job applicants to have a university degree or a maximum or minimum length of experience is indirectly discriminatory on grounds of age (against older and younger applicants respectively), such requirements have to be objectively justified if they are to be lawful.

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