Saunders v CHC Ireland Limited Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal (EQT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Policies and Procedures
The Equality Tribunal was asked to consider whether an employer’s retirement age of 55 was discriminatory. The Equality Officer interpreted section 34 of the Employment Equality Acts in light of Article 6 of the EU Equal Treatment Framework Directive. The implication of this was that the employer was required to satisfy the Equality Officer that the retirement age of 55 was justified by a legitimate interest, and that the retirement age was a proportionate and necessary means of achieving that interest.
The employee was a winchman, which is a safety-critical, physically demanding occupation. The employer stated that the objective justification for a retirement age of 55 years was: (i) the
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