Recently announced by England's Employment Tribunal, CIBC has been deemed to have acted in a discriminatory manner towards Mr. Achim Beck, a 40-something former head of marketing.

Mr. Beck was successful in asserting his claim that the bank had discriminated him on the bases of age. His case would likely not have gathered steam had he not seen his ex-employer's job posting while trying to mitigate his loses. The posting cited the company was "seeking younger, entrepreneurial profile (not a headline profile rainmaker)". In May 2008, when Beck was terminated by the bank, he was 42 years old.

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Brian Norris is the Office Manager at Whitten & Lublin LLP, and employment law office providing counsel to both employees and employers on a wide range of workplace law matters.