Goss v Ryanair
Legal BodyEquality Tribunal
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDisciplinary and Grievance Issues, Discrimination and Equality, Pensions
This case relates to a pilot employed by the respondent who, on approaching his sixtieth birthday was informed, by letter from the respondent, that he would be retiring on reaching that age.
The respondent asserted the complainant was sent an annual pension benefit statement from 1999 which informed him that his retirement age was 60. Also in 1999, the Irish Aviation Authority issued a new policy increasing the maximum age for licensed pilots to 65.
The Equality Officer found that the date of the “original occurrence” was 1999 when the complainant first received the pension notification, the
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