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

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)

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

Court of Justice upholds Compulsory Retirement Age of 67 in Sweden

In this case (Hornfeldt v Posten Meddelande) the Claimant worked for the postal service in Sweden until he reached 67 when his employment was terminated in accordance with the Swedish national retirement age. The Claimant was concerned that his pension earned by age 67 was not sufficient and he wanted to work for a number [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:16:20+00:00August 28th, 2012|Equality, retirement age|Comments Off on Court of Justice upholds Compulsory Retirement Age of 67 in Sweden

Case – Compulsory Retirement Age directly discriminatory but capable of justification

Interesting case in the UK Seldon v. Clarkson Wright and Jakes 2012UKSC16  whereby the Supreme Court held that the compulsory retirement age contained in the firm’s deed of partnership was a directly discriminatory measure but that it was capable of justification.  The case was remitted back to the Employment Tribunal for consideration [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:15:39+00:00June 16th, 2012|retirement age|Comments Off on Case – Compulsory Retirement Age directly discriminatory but capable of justification

The Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF) warns of serious problems with pensions age hike

The Association are concerned that almost 14,000 people born between January and December in 1949 will lose out by about EUR12,000 before they are eligible for a State pension in 2014. The IAFP executive chairman Jerry Moriarty stated that the lost pension revenue will never be recovered by the people [...]

By |2019-10-18T10:15:19+00:00June 5th, 2012|pensions, retirement age|Comments Off on The Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF) warns of serious problems with pensions age hike