An Employment Tribunal has rejected the claim of a former employee against Virgin Active, who argued that she was both forced to resign and subjected to harassment because of her age.
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A Tribunal accepted that comments made by a General Manager that “old workers like old football players need to leave so that it could bring in new blood otherwise the team would not be efficient” were age discrimination.
Age-related harassment cases are rare. In this case, an Employment Tribunal has held that giving someone extra work and setting them objectives did not amount to less favourable treatment because of age, nor was it harassment.
There was no finding of age discrimination after bar and waiting staff were replaced with new ones that better fit a "modern and trendy" image.
This case is a reminder that, when justifying age discrimination, evidence that there are no less discriminatory alternatives is important to show proportionality.
A Tribunal dismissed a claim of age discrimination was dismissed after holding that, because of uncertainty about the Claimant's real age, the employer could not have known their age when terminating her.
An Employment Tribunal has rejected a former employee’s claim against BT, where he argued that he was dismissed as a result of performance improvement plans that were age discriminatory.
An estate agent subjected an employee to direct age discrimination when they told her she was “better suited to a traditional estate agency”.
A 63 year old Director of a law firm whose retirement was referred to as “the elephant in the room” had not been subjected to direct age discrimination.
An employment tribunal has ruled in favour of 200 judges whose pension entitlements were cut and found unjustified age discrimination.
The phrase "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" was not age discrimination (nor was it religion or belief discrimination).
A failure to investigate a Breakfast Supervisor's complaints of age discrimination was, in itself, age discrimination.
Various references to an individual's age during a process to dismiss him were age discrimination.
Calling a 50-something year old employee "Gramps" was banter but was also age discrimination.
Two sisters were the victims of direct discrimination after they were treated less well than their older, male colleagues.
An enhanced redundancy scheme that tapered down to zero at age 65 was not justified.
This case relates to the retirement age for cricket officials.
A retirement age of 70 years old for judges was objectively justified.
An experienced teacher brought claims of unfair dismissal and indirect age discrimination on the basis that she was forced out of her role due to the cost of her employment compared to the cost of employing more junior teachers.
Government wins test case that could have had major implications for public sector pay.