The burden of proof did not shift in this case involving a 58 year old security worker.
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Alannah Davies v Susan Bradford, Stephen Bradford and Cara Bradford t/a “Quick Snack News Caerphilly”
A Facebook job advert stating “Over 25s only” was enough to shift the burden of proof in a direct age discrimination claim, but the employer was able to disprove discrimination.
The University of Oxford has successfully defended its retirement age.
A 37 year old job applicant’s age discrimination claim has been struck out by the Employment Tribunal for being “fatally flawed”.
An 88 year old woman who was sacked has become the oldest person to win an age discrimination claim.
An Employment Tribunal has found that an applicant for a park attendant role was directly discriminated against because of their age. It is a reminder of the benefit of prepared and scripted interviews, and the dangers of unscripted ones.
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.
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.