A senior executive at a FTSE250 company has successfully sued for age discrimination after claiming his younger boss sacked him and called him an “old fossil” who didn’t know how to manage millennials. Glenn Cowie was 58 when told he would lose his £300,000 a year role. This followed a company had recommendation that new recruits should be no older than 45. The Employment Tribunal Judge who ruled on the case said the fact that this limit was so far below retirement age was “potentially suggestive of a mindset where assumptions were made about people and their abilities because of their age”.

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