Age Discrimination

18 December 2011

Sara Ibrahim acted for the Respondent in a 4 day hearing where the Claimant alleged that she had been discriminated against on the grounds of her age. She contended that she was treated unfavourable in comparison to a younger colleague who joined the Respondent at the same time. The Claimant was successfully differentiated from her chosen comparator as she was a fully qualified teacher and her comparator was not. Obtained a cost award against the Claimant of £2,000 despite the fact that she was unemployed at the time on the basis of her future earnings potential.