Joseph McGrath v Focus Ireland [2020]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Employment Equality Act; Age Discrimination; Retirement

The Complainant worked for the Respondent on a two-year fixed term contract. His employment ended on the 20th June 2018, at the expiry of the fixed term. The Respondent did not renew the fixed term contract, nor did it accept the Complainant's application for the advertised role. The Complainant asserted that he had been subjected to discrimination on the grounds of age. The Respondent denied the claim of discrimination and stated that it had a retirement age of 66 which is applicable to all staff. 

In February 2018, the Respondent emailed all staff to say that the retirement age had been raised to 66. The Complainant received a phone call that day to acknowledge that he would turn 66

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This article is correct at 03/06/2020

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