Cox v RTÉ Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyWorkplace Relations Commission (WRC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Contracts of Employment, Policies and Procedures
This was a high-profile case that came before the WRC recently. Valerie Cox is a very high-profile journalist and broadcaster with RTE. She argued in this age discrimination claim before the WRC that RTE had discriminated against her on grounds of age by forcing her to retire at age 65.
Now, this case is an unusual case, in some ways, because Valerie Cox, in fact, had two contracts of employment with RTE running concurrently. She had a full-time contract of employment which commenced in 2004 until March 2016 on which date she retired on the grounds that RTE had a compulsory retirement age of 65. And for that full-time contract, she was paid an annual salary in the normal way.
She also had a
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