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Solicitor wins £13,000 compensation for age discrimination after making a "joke" at his interview

A 57-year-old solicitor, who was rejected for a job after making a remark about his Russian-speaking interviewer poisoning him, after being prompted to make what he saw as a joke by a news report about the Salisbury poisonings that was being shown on a television in the waiting room before his interview, has won £13,000 in compensation for age discrimination, including £4,000 for injury to feelings, by Langridge J at Manchester Employment Tribunal, as the law firm had later informed him that it had decided to look for a lawyer with only between three and five years' post-qualification experience.

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Category: Employment » Age discrimination; Recruitment. Area(s) of law: Employment.
Source: Times.

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