Under the age discrimination provisions of the Equality Act 2010 is an employer prevented from using job titles including the words "senior" and "junior"?

Under the Equality Act 2010 an employer is not prevented from using the words "senior" or "junior" in a job title provided that these words are used to designate the status of the role occupied by the job holder and have no bearing on the person's age. A young person may occupy a senior role and an older person may occupy a junior role, depending on their qualifications, experience and suitability for the role.

When recruiting to such a role, the employer must make clear that it is open to candidates of all ages and must ensure that, in practice, its recruitment processes are free from age discrimination.