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John McCririck loses his claim for age discrimination

by on November 15, 2013

I’m not exactly sure what we have learnt about age discrimination (if anything) as a result of the claim by John McCririck but for completeness, and having covered the story thus far on this blog, we note that he has lost his case against Channel 4. It’s been widely reported in the media as here in The Telegraph.

The decision of the tribunal cannot have been comfortable reading for him: In short, the court found that Channel 4, in getting rid of Mr McCririck, had the legitimate aim of attracting a wider audience to horseracing. The panel said: “All the evidence is that Mr McCririck’s pantomime persona, as demonstrated on the celebrity television appearances, and his persona when appearing on Channel 4 Racing, together with his self-described bigoted and male chauvinist views were clearly unpalatable to a wider potential audience.”

Mr McCririck, on the other hand, said: “This is an historic setback for all employees in their 30s to their 70s”. Perhaps, or perhaps not.

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