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“Happy 50th” birthday card wasn’t age discrimination

An employee who alleged that a “Happy 50th” birthday card from her employer was an act of age discrimination and a breach of her personal data has lost her tribunal claim and been ordered to pay costs. Why did her claim fail? More...


Pay differences and discrimination

Every employer must pay its employees at least the relevant national minimum wage (NMW) rate. If you decide to pay your employees in excess of the NMW rates, can you pay over 25s more than under 25s? More...


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...


Are “junior” and “senior” roles unlawful?

A colleague insists that it is unlawful to prefix an employee’s job title with “junior” or “senior”, e.g. junior admin officer or senior manager, and these words must never be stated in your job ads. Is this true? 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...


Q&A - asking about age in an interview?


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...


Safe to reject for being “over qualified”?

An older person has applied for a job but their skills and experience far exceed your requirements. Can you reject them simply on the basis that they are overqualified or is that asking for trouble? More...


Tattoos: do you need to relax?

Acas says employers should relax their attitudes towards tattoos. This is because it’s claimed 29% of young people now have them and a total ban could invite an age discrimination claim. Is this right? More...


Smoker who was sacked wins £64,000

A 69-year-old female employee who was sacked for wrongly smoking in a “customers only” area has been awarded £64,000 by the tribunal. Why was she able to claim this amount of money? More...
Last updated: 29.05.2020

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