Age discrimination claim costs bar owner £15,000 in compensation

A former bar manager has been awarded almost £15,000 compensation for age discrimination and unfair dismissal.

The Carslisle Employment Tribunal found that Ronald Davidson was unlawfully sacked three weeks after his 60th birthday.

Davidson worked for the Globe Tavern in the Cumbrian town of Longtown for more than six years, but was then humiliated, made to do menial tasks and not given free uniforms handed out to younger staff, before being dismissed in June 2007.

The tribunal awarded him £14,695, including £5,583 for loss of earnings and £5,000 for injury to feelings, according to local paper the News and Star. Drew Brown, licensee at the time of the dismissal, did not attend the hearing.

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