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Former worker was victim of age discrimination, tribunal rules

Former worker was victim of age discrimination, tribunal rules

An ex-council worker was the victim of age discrimination and was unfairly dismissed, an employment tribunal has ruled.

John Wooster, a 50-year-old former senior consultation officer, had worked for Tower Hamlets council - which controls an area north of the River Thames in east London - 24dash reports.

The council made him redundant months before he became eligible for a lump sum and pension payments.

During a recent hearing, it was found that it was Mr Wooster's age which had caused his dismissal.

He is now claiming £1 million in compensation for injury to feelings, loss of employment until the age of 65 and loss of pension. The amount he will receive is to be decided at a later hearing.

Mr Wooster stated: "This is a great victory. I really hope that this will stop the council from treating anyone else in the appalling way that it has treated me."