News: BBC found to have discriminated on basis of age



Countryfile’s Miriam O’Reilly wins BBC ageism claimFormer presenter of BBC1 rural affairs show succeeds in ageism and victimisation complaints, but not sexism claim

John Plunkett guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 11 January 2011 11.25 GMT

Countryfile’s Miriam O’Reilly wins BBC ageism claimFormer presenter of BBC1 rural affairs show succeeds in ageism and victimisation complaints, but not sexism claim

Share98 Comments (74) John Plunkett guardian.co.uk, Tuesday 11 January 2011 11.25 GMT Article history

Countryfile’s Miriam O’Reilly: won age discrimination complaint against the BBC. Photograph: BBC

Former BBC presenter Miriam O’Reilly has won her case for age discrimination against the corporation after she was dropped from BBC1’s rural affairs show, Countryfile.

O’Reilly, 53, took the BBC to an employment tribunal claiming age and sex discrimination after she was one of four female presenters, all in their 40s or 50s, who were dropped from the 23-year-old show.

The tribunal upheld her claim for age discrimination but not sex discrimination. It also upheld O’Reilly’s claim for victimisation.

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