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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...