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Ali v Virgin Active Limited

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.



Peckham v Magnox Limited

This case is a reminder that, when justifying age discrimination, evidence that there are no less discriminatory alternatives is important to show proportionality.



Ms S Thornton v Le Maitre

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.



Gheasuddin v BT

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.


Khan v Adidas UK Ltd

The phrase "you can't teach an old dog new tricks" was not age discrimination (nor was it religion or belief discrimination).

Terraneo v Whitbread Group Plc

A failure to investigate a Breakfast Supervisor's complaints of age discrimination was, in itself, age discrimination.

Peters v Rock Chemicals Ltd

Various references to an individual's age during a process to dismiss him were age discrimination.

Dove v Brown & Newirth Ltd

Calling a 50-something year old employee "Gramps" was banter but was also age discrimination.

McDowell v BAE Systems

An enhanced redundancy scheme that tapered down to zero at age 65 was not justified.

Dippenaar v Bethnal Green and Shoreditch Education Trust

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.

Mort and others v HMRC

Government wins test case that could have had major implications for public sector pay.