Discrimination on the Grounds of Age and Retirement

Although we havent set out the detailed summary and analysis of the case of A Civil Servant v A Government Office ADJ00029165, it is a very useful summary of the law around discrimination on the grounds of age and retirement. The complainant in this case was a Higher Civil Servant [...]

By |2020-06-08T11:04:28+00:00June 8th, 2020|Age Discrimination, latest news, retirement age, Workplace Relations Commission Decisions May 2020|Comments Off on Discrimination on the Grounds of Age and Retirement

Compulsory Retirement Age – Discriminatory Dismissal Claims On the Rise

The Workplace Relations Commission have recently published a series of decisions in respect of the hot topic of "forced" retirement of employees at the age of 66. In the case of A Book Keeper v A Retail Business ADJ 00005391 it was reported that he complainant had been employed as a [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:33+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Age Discrimination, Equality, latest news, Litigation, Onjective Justification, Workplace Relations Act 2015, Workplace Relations Commission|Comments Off on Compulsory Retirement Age – Discriminatory Dismissal Claims On the Rise

Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2016 – Compulsory Retirement Ages and Full Fitness to Work

Section 6 of the Employment Equality Act 1998 (as amended by Section 4 of the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015) is to be amended to provide that it will be unlawful to impose a compulsory retirement age against an employee if the employee can demonstrate as a "matter of fact [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:24:56+00:00January 2nd, 2017|Age Discrimination, Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2016, Equality, retirement age, Workplace Relations Commission|Comments Off on Employment Equality (Amendment) Bill 2016 – Compulsory Retirement Ages and Full Fitness to Work

Equality Tribunal Publish Decisions for May 2014 Including Award for Discriminatory Dismissal on Grounds of Age (Compulsory Retirement)

The Equality Tribunal today published their decisions for May 2014 including awards totalling €93,000 for employment equality decisions upheld or part upheld. In addition a member of the travelling community was awarded €1,000 under the Equal Status Acts for discriminatory treatment in respect of refusal of service. A full copy [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:25:58+00:00June 16th, 2014|Age Discrimination, Discrimination, Employment Equality Decisions May 2014, Equality Tribunal, Grievance, Health and Safety, latest news, Litigation, retirement age|Comments Off on Equality Tribunal Publish Decisions for May 2014 Including Award for Discriminatory Dismissal on Grounds of Age (Compulsory Retirement)

Discrimination and Victimisation – Equality Tribunal Awards €80,000

In the recently published Equality Tribunal decision A Prison Officer v The Prison Service, the complainant was awarded €80,000 for the effects of discrimination and victimisation under the Employment Equality Acts 1998 (as amended).The complainant alleged that he was discriminated against when the respondent failed to place him on a [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:20:32+00:00September 17th, 2013|Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Discrimination, Equality, Equality Authority, Equality Tribunal, Equality Tribunal Decisions August 2013, latest news, Victimisation|Comments Off on Discrimination and Victimisation – Equality Tribunal Awards €80,000

Retirement Age, Fixed Term Contracts and Discrimination -One Year’s Salary awarded

In the recent equality tribunal decision of Michael McPhillips v ISS Facility Services (DEC-2013-042) the complainant argued that he was subjected to discriminatory dismissal by the respondent on the grounds of age contrary to Section 6 of the Act of the Employment Equality Acts ("the Acts"). He also made a [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:20:10+00:00June 19th, 2013|Age Discrimination, Discrimination, Equality, Equality Authority, Equality Tribunal, Equality Tribunal decisions May 2013, Fixed Term Workers, latest news, Litigation, retirement age, Victimisation|Comments Off on Retirement Age, Fixed Term Contracts and Discrimination -One Year’s Salary awarded

Retirement and Discrimination on the Grounds of Age – Award of €5,000

Reported in this month's Irish Employment Law Journal is the interesting case of Sweeny v Aer Lingus Teo (DEC-E2013-135) which was delivered on October 23rd 2012. A link to the decision is found here. The dispute concerns a claim by Ms Elizabeth Sweeny that she was subjected to discriminatory treatment by the [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:19:24+00:00April 2nd, 2013|Age Discrimination, Discrimination, Equality, Equality Tribunal, Equality Tribunal Decisions December 2012, pensions|Comments Off on Retirement and Discrimination on the Grounds of Age – Award of €5,000