The basic act was as follows: As the Industrial Revolution gathered pace thousands of factories sprang up all over the country.There were no laws relating to the running of factories as there had been no need for them before.As a result, dangerous machinery was used that could, and frequently did, cause serious injuries to workers.To add to these dangers, people were required to work incredibly long hours – often through the night.Completing background checks on job applicants is now common practice by employers.These background checks might include a review of your commercial, criminal, or even financial records.Employers are within their rights if they ask you for your date of birth during the job screening process.
Read below for more information on when employers can ask for your date of birth, what to do if you think you are discriminated against, and how to respond to questions about your age and other subjects.
For example, adults can buy alcohol, have a credit card or take out a loan. Some rights are given to you at certain ages – like being allowed to leave home or drive a car.
On this page we have lots of information about what age you’re allowed to do different things.
The length of your pregnancy is calculated from the first day of your last period.
If you're not sure how long you've been pregnant, you may need an ultrasound scan to check.