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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.

Willey and Sharpe v England and Wales Cricket Board Ltd (ET decision)

12 March 2015

Subjects Justification; Retirement; Direct Discrimination

Source (Lewis Silkin LLP)

An Employment Tribunal

Edie and others v HCL Insurance BPO Services (EAT decision)

05 February 2015

Subjects Justification; Pay and benefits; Indirect Discrimination

Source (Lewis Silkin LLP)

The EAT holds that a change to new terms after a TUPE transfer was a PCP.