Tribunal Award for Man Denied Opportunity to Apply for Job Because of his Age

Posted in : NI on 8 October 2018

Patrick Matier -v- Spring & Airbrake Ireland Ltd

An Antrim man who was told that, at 63, he was too old to apply for a post as a store person/van driver, has been awarded £3,000 by an Industrial Tribunal on grounds of age discrimination.

In February 2018 Patrick Matier had called at the premises of Spring and Airbrake Ireland Limited at Nutts Corner after learning of a vacancy from the Social Security Office in Antrim. His evidence, which the Tribunal has accepted, is that when he was giving his details to a man at the firm’s premises, he was asked to state his age. When he replied that he was 63 he was told “I was looking for a younger

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This article is correct at 09/10/2018

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