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AGE DISCRIMINATION CASES

Age discrimination cases are coming through the tribunals thick and fast. Employment Tribunal figures show an increase in age discrimination claims from 972 in 2006/7 when the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 came into force, to 2,949 in 2007/8, 3,801 in 2008/9, 5,200 in 2009/10, 6,800 in 2010/11 and 3,800 in 2011/12.  We summarise some of the most important in this section.

The latest age discrimination case reports appear below.  The links on the left will take you to the age discrimination cases archive, classified according to the main issue(s) in each case.

Please contact us with any relevant or interesting age discrimination cases of which you are aware.

Dove v Brown & Newirth Ltd (ET decision)

02 December 2015

Subjects Dismissal; Direct Discrimination

Source (Lewis Silkin LLP)

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

Bethnal Green and Shoreditch Education Trust v Dippenaar (EAT decision)

21 October 2015

Subjects Burden of proof; Indirect Discrimination; Dismissal

Source (Lewis Silkin LLP)

The EAT overturns a decision that a teacher suffered unlawful indirect age discrimination.

Donkor v Royal Bank of Scotland (EAT decision)

16 October 2015

Subjects Redundancy; Pensions; Direct Discrimination

Source (Lewis Silkin LLP)

The case of Donkor v Royal Bank of Scotland involved a director denied the opportunity to apply for voluntary redundancy.