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Housing officer wins age discrimination claim

A local authority employee who believed he was dismissed from his job so his employer would not have to pay for his early retirement has won his age discrimination claim.

The man had worked as a housing officer for 30 years and was then seconded to a registered social landlord. When the secondment ended he was made redundant by the authority. He was 49 at the time and was just six and a half months away from being able to take early retirement.

He claimed he had been unfairly dismissed and discriminated against on the grounds of his age. The employment tribunal ruled in his favour and that decision has now been upheld by the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

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