See also ‘Discrimination’ and ‘Retirement’ and ‘Young Persons Working’ – Age in an employment law context arises as one of the nine grounds of discrimination in Ireland, as outlined in the Employment Equality Acts, 1998-2008. Such discrimination has often been perceived as applying to older people solely but compensation for discrimination has been awarded against employers where it was found that discrimination took place against younger employees as well. There is no upper age limit for the application of age as a discriminatory ground although the Act does not apply to employees under the age of 16.