October 2008
People Management;10/2/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 20, p41
The article offers information on the case Rainbow v Milton Keynes Council. Rainbow, named to the teacher with 34 years of experience in the case, applied for a job but was not hired and claimed indirect age discrimination. The tribunal held that the employer had focused on hiring a teacher with only five years' experience because the staff costs would be lower than those for employing Rainbow. It concluded that costs alone could not justify discrimination.


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