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AGE DISCRIMINATION CASES

Age discrimination cases are coming through the tribunals thick and fast. Employment Tribunal figures show an increase in age discrimination claims from 972 in 2006/7 when the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 came into force, to 2,949 in 2007/8, 3,801 in 2008/9, 5,200 in 2009/10, 6,800 in 2010/11 and 3,800 in 2011/12.  We summarise some of the most important in this section.

The latest age discrimination case reports appear below.  The links on the left will take you to the age discrimination cases archive, classified according to the main issue(s) in each case.

Please contact us with any relevant or interesting age discrimination cases of which you are aware.

Vital Pérez v Ayuntamiento de Oviedo (ECJ decision)

13 November 2014

Subjects Justification; Recruitment; International case; Direct Discrimination

Source (Lewis Silkin LLP)

The ECJ rules that an age limit of 30 for recruits as local police officers in Spain was unjustified age discrimination.

Child Soldiers International v Secretary of State for Defence (Admin Court)

08 October 2014

Subjects Justification; Indirect Discrimination; Direct Discrimination

Source (Lewis Silkin LLP)

Army rules require longer service for those who join as minors. Is this age discrimination?

Palmer v Royal Bank of Scotland PLC (EAT case)

01 August 2014

Subjects Redundancy; Justification; Pay and benefits; Direct Discrimination

Source (Lewis Silkin LLP)

It wasn't age discrimination for RBS to decline to offer a redundant employee a chance to change her mind about voluntary redundancy or redeployment.