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“Alzheimer’s” comment costs employer £900 Publication date: 15.01.2021
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An employer has been ordered to pay a former employee £900 because a manager asked her if she had Alzheimer’s when she made an administrative error. Why did the tribunal find that this question amounted to age discrimination?
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Q&A - can we ask for minimum experience? Publication date: 27.08.2020
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Q&A - can we ask for minimum experience?..Q. We’re recruiting for a role and would prefer someone who has several years’ experience, mainly because it will reduce our training costs. Can we state in our job ad that all applicants must have a minimum number of years’ experience? A. Whilst it isn’t unlawful to ask for a minimum number of years’...
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“Happy 50th” birthday card wasn’t age discrimination Publication date: 10.02.2020
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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?
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Pay differences and discrimination Publication date: 07.06.2019
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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?
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You’re so old, we’re worried you might die! Publication date: 26.02.2019
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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?
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Are “junior” and “senior” roles unlawful? Publication date: 24.01.2019
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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?
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Applicant who was “too old to apply” awarded £3,000 Publication date: 08.11.2018
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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?
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Q&A - asking about age in an interview? Publication date: 21.09.2018
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Q&A - asking about age in an interview?..Q. Are we able to ask a job applicant their age during an interview or would this be unlawful? A. During your recruitment process you should only ever request information from an applicant that’s relevant to the performance of the job. This could be details about education, qualifications, work experience...
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Traditional work and age discrimination Publication date: 10.10.2017
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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?
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Safe to reject for being “over qualified”? Publication date: 03.11.2016
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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?
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