Car dealer, 64, nicknamed Yoda by workmates lost his job because of his age, rules tribunal

The Dark Side of the workforce: Car dealer, 64, nicknamed Yoda because of his age was sacked for being too old, tribunal rules Michael Nolan was subjected to taunts about his age by colleaguesBosses at Evans Halshaw wanted to replace him with someone youngerHe was put on a 'shortlist of one' when redundancies came aroundA tribunal ruled that he was discriminated against because of his age By Steve Nolan PUBLISHED: 08:23 GMT, 24 January 2013 | UPDATED: 10:03 GMT, 24 January 2013 Discriminated against: Michael Nolan, pictured, has won an unfair dismissal case on the grounds that he was discriminated against because of his age A 64-year-old car dealer nicknamed 'Yoda' by workmates and subjected to jibes from colleagues about his age has won an unfair dismissal case. Workers at Evans Halshaw in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, changed Michael Nolan's car numberplate from OAB to OAP and was asked when his 65th birthday – and expected retirement – was, an employment tribunal heard