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Age discrimination claims do not always centre on mistreatment

By December 1, 2015Uncategorized

An Employment Tribunal has demonstrated that age discrimination claims do not always centre on the mistreatment of older workers.

In Osborne and another V Gondhia and others, two sisters claimed that they were subject to aggressive behaviour and unfair treatment in their jobs at a service station on the grounds of their age (18 and 21).

They claimed that they were often the target of unjustified criticism in front of customers, and that they were accused of incorrectly labelling food (when it was in fact an older colleague who was responsible).

They won their claim, and the tribunal also upheld a sex discrimination claim, the crux of their complaints being that their treatment occurred because they were young and female.