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Tribunal win 'shows dangers of not respecting retirement wishes'

Company accountant receives £182,000 for age discrimination after being pushed out of job

Legal experts are warning that trying to force employees to retire against their will could lead to hefty payouts, after a former company accountant won £182,000 for age discrimination.

John Peters successfully argued in a Liverpool tribunal that his former employer, Rock Oil, had unfairly dismissed and discriminated against him in a bid to get the now 69-year-old to retire.

Peters won his case last November and received his £182,000 compensation – which covered loss of earnings and benefits, injury to feelings from age discrimination, and an extra payment for Rock Oil’s failure to follow the Acas Code of Practice – earlier this year.

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June 23, 2017

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