Age discrimination

Clubbing for a work party is not age discrimination, tribunal rules

An HR advisor at employment support provider Reed in Partnership, who made a tribunal claim when younger colleagues wanted to go clubbing for the company Christmas party, has lost her age...

How to reconcile older worker needs with the digitalisation of workplaces

In the UK, as in much of western Europe, we are living in an increasingly ageing society, with improvements in health and medical technology enabling us to live longer, healthier lives.

Manager wins age discrimination tribunal after 'accelerated' redundancy

Suzanne Millar’s redundancy from Fir Bank Primary School in Oldham was ‘accelerated’ to avoid a pension payout, a tribunal has found.

Oxford professors win age discrimination case

An employment tribunal has ruled that Oxford University was "not legally justified" in forcing four academics to retire at age 68.

12 months of 2022: August

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings.

Firefighters win compensation in pension discrimination dispute

The Fire Brigades Union (FBU) has won compensation for almost 9,000 members from the government after successfully proving that changes to firefighter pensions were discriminatory towards younger...

Majority of workers seeing diversity improvement at work

More than half (56%) of employees think their company is working harder to hire diverse talent, according to research from recruitment firm Hays.

Oxford professors seek tribunal over forced retirement policy

University of Oxford professors are launching an age discrimination claim against the institution over its forced retirement policy.

How employers can make recruitment more age-inclusive

It should never be the case that a person who wants a job cannot find work. This is particularly true in a labour market where there are a record number of job vacancies (1.3 million). And yet, there...

Domino's Pizza job candidate awarded £4,000 after being asked age

A woman has won £4,250 from a Domino's Pizza store owner in an age discrimination dispute, after being asked her age during an interview.

Woman told not to let hormones get out of control wins age discrimination trial

A woman who was told by her boss to not 'let the hormones get out of control' has won an age discrimination tribunal against her employers.

Age-based assumptions are leading employers astray

Age is always a humorous topic in the HR magazine office. It’s a key signifier of what TV shows we were brought up on or which Glastonbury festival we remember with fond, if hazy, memories.