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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.

Schmitzer v Bundesministerin für Inneres (ECJ decision)

11 November 2015

Subjects Justification; Pay and benefits; International case; Indirect Discrimination; Direct Discrimination

Source (Lewis Silkin LLP)

A pay scheme for Austrian civil servants which was amended because of age discrimination, was still age discriminatory.

Chief Constable of West Midlands Police v Harrod (EAT decision)

08 July 2015

Subjects Justification; Retirement; Direct Discrimination

Source (Lewis Silkin LLP)

EAT says 'A19' forced retirement policy was not age discrimination

CLFIS v Reynolds (Court of Appeal decision)

30 April 2015

Subjects Dismissal; Direct Discrimination

Source (Lewis Silkin LLP)

The Court of Appeal says that the mental processes of those who are not the decision maker should be considered.