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Age and sex discrimination: too old to stand for election?

by on February 22, 2013

The BBC reports news that Anna Dyer has brought a claim for age and sex discrimination against the Labour Party in Scotland. She claims that the reason she was not selected to stand as a candidate in local government elections was because she was seen as too old.

According to the BBC report here, Ms Dyer seems to be alleging some form of conscious or unconscious bias on the part of the Labour Party. She says that: “The majority of rejected candidates and councillors were over the age of 50. The defenders were motivated consciously or subconsciously by age of candidates in determining which candidates would be chosen for the panel.”

Another interesting legal case to follow.

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