Miriam O'Reilly Wins Ageism Claim

Just Employment Law
13th Jan 2011

This week, Miriam O'Reilly, former presenter of rural affairs programme Countryfile, celebrated after bringing a successful action against the BBC for removing her from the programme on the grounds of her age.

The organisation is likely to face a six figure sum pay out as a result.

 

This widely publicised case has once again brought the issue of age discrimination into the public eye. With recent statistics confirming the number of claims for all strands of discrimination raised at employment tribunals as 75,000 last year, this looks set to continue to be a live issue for the BBC and for employers generally.

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