A Retired Civil Servant v a Government Department

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Equality Tribunal (EQT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Pensions
Issues covered: Pensions Acts, equal pension treatment, age, sexual orientation

The respondent argued that the matter was statute-barred and this was dealt with as a preliminary matter in accordance with section 79(3) of the Employment Equality Acts as applied to the pension’s legislation. Another matter to be dealt with was whether the claim was from the retired civil servant or himself and his partner.

What follows is a description of the complainant’s treatment with respect to a pension scheme in the Civil Service.  The complainant, Mr. A, was a civil servant from January 1974 until June 1995.  He was compulsorily made a member of the Civil Service Widows’ and Childrens’ Contributory Pension Scheme.  If single on retirement any payments made would be

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This article is correct at 08/06/2015

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