Quigley v The Health Service Executive Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceIEHC 654
Legal BodyLabour Court (LC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Contracts of Employment
This case involved a claim by the plaintiff that the defendant was not entitled to terminate his employment based on age. The plaintiff had worked for the defendant since 1998 and was informed a month before his 65th birthday that his employment would terminate with effect from his 65th birthday. This termination was due to the fact Mr Quigley would be reaching the purported maximum retirement age of 65.
Accordingly, the plaintiff sought an injunction restraining same, pending the determination of proceedings. The plaintiff challenged the termination on the basis that his contract of employment was not subject to a maximum retirement age and there was no provision preventing him continuing
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.