Age Discrimination Decisions from ECJ

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 15 January 2010 Issues covered:

The European Court of Justice has issued two interesting judgements in relation to alleged discrimination on the age ground. The first related to an age bar for firefighters - a limit of 30 years was set for new recruits to the service because of the physical difficulty of the job. The second related to a maximum age of 68 for dentists in order to minimise mistakes and safeguard the health of patients.

1. Wolf v Stadt Frankfurt am Main (2010) ECJ

Age discrimination; maximum age restriction on recruitment

The European Court of Justice has decided that an entry level age bar of 30 years of age for firefighters is justified as a genuine occupational requirement and therefore not discriminatory.

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