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You’re so old, we’re worried you might die!

In January 2019 an 88-year-old secretary became the oldest person to successfully claim discrimination on the grounds of age at the tribunal. How did her employer get the law wrong? More...


Applicant who was “too old to apply” awarded £3,000

The tribunal has awarded a 63-year job applicant £3,000 simply because the employer told him that it was “looking for a much younger person” to fill the job vacancy. Why was this wrong? More...


Traditional work and age discrimination

A 59-year old female employee who was told by a manager that she would be “better suited to a traditional” employer has won her tribunal claim for age discrimination. What is the problem with this type of comment? More...


Stopping income protection for older workers

Some employers provide their staff with income protection (permanent health insurance). Can this benefit be stopped when an older employee reaches a particular age or must it continue until they leave? More...


Women’s work, age and sex discrimination

Two female employees have successfully claimed age and sex-related discrimination after their employer subjected them to unfair criticism. Where did this employer go wrong? More...


“Santa” loses age discrimination claim

An employee in his 50s, who was described as “being stuck in his ways” and asked to dress up as Santa, has lost his age discrimination claim. Does that mean that it’s OK to make age-related references? More...


“Yoda” has won his age discrimination claim!

An older employee who was called “Yoda” by his colleagues has successfully convinced the tribunal that he suffered age discrimination. However, it wasn’t the nickname that was problematic. So why was the force with him on this one? More...


The age old problem of discrimination

Age discrimination legislation has been in place for just over two years and there’s been a steady trickle of cases brought against employers. What are some of the issues tribunals have looked at under this relatively new law? More...


No more fooling around

The new age regulations are very similar to other discrimination legislation in the type of treatment that’s prohibited, such as harassment. What type of behaviour could lead to a claim and how can you defend against it? More...
Last updated: 03.06.2020

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