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Personal trainer, 64, sues trendy gym where he worked for age discrimination because the music was too modern

A PERSONAL trainer sued the trendy gym where he worked for age discrimination — saying the music it played was too modern. Fitzroy Gaynes, 64, said that as he did not listen to Radio One or go clubbing he was being discriminated against. The club had a policy of playing music no older than 18 […] ...

A PERSONAL trainer sued the trendy gym where he worked for age discrimination — saying the music it played was too modern.

Fitzroy Gaynes, 64, said that as he did not listen to Radio One or go clubbing he was being discriminated against.

Fitzroy Gaynes sued the gym where he worked for age discrimination as the music it played was too modern

The club had a policy of playing music no older than 18 months.

Older music was fine as long as the version played was re-recorded or remixed within that time.

The club — Third Space, in Soho, central London — said anything older simply did not sound as good when played through its system.

In October 2019, Mr Gaynes had raised a grievance alleging bullying, harassment and age, race and sex discrimination following an investigation into his attitude to work.

The claim was dismissed by the gym as was a similar claim a year later.

Now, employment judge Anthony Snelson has dismissed Mr Gaynes’ music complaint at a London hearing.

He said: “It is sad that Mr Gaynes, at a late stage in his illustrious career, should find himself expending great emotional energy on recriminations and bitterness.”

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