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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.

Sash Window Workshop Ltd and another v King (EAT decision)

01 December 2014

Subjects Dismissal; Direct Discrimination

Source (Lewis Silkin LLP)

A salesman's knowledge that he could be dismissed at any time did not mean he suffered considerable injury to feelings after his age discriminatory termination.

Games v University of Kent (EAT case)

24 November 2014

Subjects Justification; Recruitment; Indirect Discrimination

Source (Lewis Silkin LLP)

An Employment Tribunal erred when it held a PhD requirement put applicants for a lecture position at a particular disadvantage

White v Ministry of Justice (ET decision)

24 November 2014

Subjects Justification; Retirement; Direct Discrimination

Source (Lewis Silkin LLP)

A retirement age of 70 years old for judges was objectively justified