Employment Lawyers Can Answer Your Employment Law Questions
Do you think the employer would be able to justify that they genuinely did not know there would be opportunities at the time you moved?
Do you think this was mainly an age-related issue?
The issue here is whether you were treated detrimentally because of your age. For example, was there a cover up by the employer in respect of your position and he opportunities available to you where they were treating you less favourably due to your age and afforded preferential treatment to younger employees. This of course would depend on what actually happened – whether the employer can justify that their actions had nothing to do with your age and were unrelated in that respect. Whilst you can consider tribunal, you would initially be expected to go through the internal procedure, such as a grievance, although be aware that a claim in the tribunal must be made within 3 months of the alleged discriminatory act. Whether you are successful, no one can predict but it is for the employer to defend the claim and if they can justify that their actions were not discriminatory then it is possible to defend this, although it is their evidence and defence that it would really depend on.
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