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Shop manager, 50, wins ageism claim

Shop manager, 50, wins ageism claim

A Northern Ireland woman has been awarded almost £4,000 in a discrimination payout after being harassed by her boss over her age.

A Fair Employment Tribunal heard Anna Stirrup was only 50 last year when her employer at a dry cleaning business told her she was too old be working five days a week

Mrs Stirrup was employed as a shop manager by Ufuoma Obahor in Summers Dry Cleaners in Cookstown, Co Tyrone.

She described how he visited her home to tell her she was unreliable and could not be depended upon after she had been on sick leave for four days.

The tribunal ruled that Mr Obahor seemed to have "a fixation with the claimant's age which unfortunately led him to making ageist remarks directed against her".

Mrs Stirrup was also awarded more than £2,000 for unlawful deductions to her wages.

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