18 Apr If You Are Told ‘You Are Too Old For Your Job’ – Better Read This..
If You Are Told ‘You Are Too Old For Your Job’ – Better Read This..
If you are told “Sorry, but you are too old for your domestic/household job now. We have listened to your colleagues and they agree” and you are then handed your cards, you don’t necessarily have to accept this decision.
Just take a read and see how this 88 year old woman reacted and the decision which was reached.
At 88 years old, Eileen Jolly is now the oldest person in the UK to win an age discrimination claim.
Listening to the comments of colleagues of “she/he is getting a bit frail nowadays” and making a dismissal decision recently landed her employer in an Employment Tribunal.
An Employment Tribunal was told by Eileen Jolly, that she felt “humiliated and degraded” by the way she was treated by the Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust She had commenced working for the NHS in 1991 when she was 61.
A manager carried out an investigation into allegations that she had failed to carry out her duties and his report included feedback from Mrs Jolly’s colleagues about her age and frailty. She was then dismissed for failing in her duties.
The Employment Tribunal upheld her claim of unfair dismissal and age discrimination.
Judge Gumbiti-Zimuto said that the Trust’s investigation had been unreasonable because it took into account comments from colleagues about Mrs Jolly’s age and frailty.
A hearing has been scheduled to determine how Mrs Jolly should be compensated.
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