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£3 Million UK Discrimination Claim Gets Go Ahead
John McCririck, the 73-year-old former Channel 4 presenter, has been given a green light for his £3 million age discrimination claim, reports racingpost.com. A tribunal judge ruled he had been employed by the broadcaster at the time IMG won the contract from Highflyer to produce Channel 4's horse racing output, while Channel 4 counter claimed that it did not employ McCririck when IMG decided not to retain his services when it began broadcasting this yea,r but this was dismissed in the judgement. McCririck commented: "We have won a significant opening skirmish against the anonymous suits and skirts who control Channel 4. My legal team, solicitor Stephen Beverley, Sonia Patel and barrister Jennifer Eady QC will now confront them at a full tribunal." Meanwhile, a spokeperson for Channel 4 said: "We note the outcome of this preliminary hearing which had no bearing on the central issue of alleged age discrimination. We reject the suggestion that discrimination on the basis of age played any part in the decision not to include John McCririck in the Channel 4 Racing team from 2013 and we will continue to vigorously defend this claim."