Elizabethe Sweeny v Aer Lingus Teo Posted in: Case Law
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality
This is another retirement age case, which have been increasing in occurrence of late. The complainant had been employed since the 1960s. She had also been a trustee of the employer’s pension fund. She was dismissed at the age of 65. The Tribunal accepted that, although her contract of employment was silent on retirement age, there was an implied term that the retirement age should be 65 for non-flying staff. Most non-flying staff retired before this retirement age. Only one had been kept on past 65 in the previous 10 years, for specific purposes involving the handover of duties. Through her
Already a subscriber?
Click here to login and access the full article.Log in now to read the full article
Don't miss out, start your free trial today!
Are you fully aware of the benefits of Legal-Island's Irish Employment Law Hub? We help thousands of people like you understand how the latest changes in Irish employment law impact your business through a mix of case law analysis and in-depth articles. All delivered right to your inbox.
We help you to understand the ramifications of each important case from Ireland and Europe.
We help you ensure that your organisation's policies and procedures are fully compliant with Irish law.
You will receive regular updates on Irish employment law including case law reviews, legislative changes, topical updates as well as answers to your burning questions through our Q&A feature.
You will have 24/7 access to the Employment Law Hub so you can research case law and HR issues when you need to.
The information in this article is provided as part of Legal-Island's Employment Law Hub. We regret we are not able to respond to requests for specific legal or HR queries and recommend that professional advice is obtained before relying on information supplied anywhere within this article.