Paul Doyle v ESB International Limited [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    DEC--2012-086
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Discrimination; Compulsory Retirement

The complainant had been employed by ESB as a graphic designer for approximately 13 years. Mr Doyle stated that he became aware of his compulsory retirement when an email was circulated announcing his retirement and inviting him and his colleagues for drinks to mark his departure.

In his claim for discrimination on grounds of age before the Equality Tribunal, Mr Doyle argued that he was not subject to any contractual compulsory retirement age. ESB argued that retirement at 65 was a long established custom and practice in the organisation and they were further in a position to show that only in

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This article is correct at 02/04/2013
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