Mercury Engineering Limited [2012]

  • Case Reference
    DEC-E2012-096
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Redundancy and Reorganisation, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Discriminatory Dismissal; Age; Discriminatory selection for redundancy

This case is another age discrimination case, this time on selection for redundancy. Although there were widespread redundancies in the company, the complainant was selected, after 21 years’ service as an electrician, despite being significantly more experienced that others selected. Although not formally part of the Tribunal’s Decision or award of compensation, it cannot have helped the respondent’s case that the complainant was dismissed at 40 minutes’ notice, even if this was company policy “to prevent sabotage”.

However, there were serious deficiencies in the company’s selection

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This article is correct at 14/09/2012
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