Age Discrimination Decisions from ECJPosted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 15 January 2010
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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