Told she was too young

December 2016

Rebecca* worked in an administrative position which supported a senior manager.

She had positive employment performance record and qualifications for her role. However, her manager yelled at her repeatedly, told her that she was too young and told her to look for another job.

Her manager said that because of her age, she could not possibly have the skills required and excluded her from meetings. He then began to manage Rebecca’s performance and stand over her while she worked.

Rebecca began to take leave from work before eventually resigning and lodging a complaint of age discrimination with ADNSW.

At conciliation, the matter was resolved when it was agreed that Rebecca would receive a financial reimbursement for the leave she used prior to her resignation.    

*Name has been changed to protect the privacy of the individuals.

Last updated:

25 Jun 2021

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