Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2012]

  • Case Reference
    UKSC 15
  • Legal Body
    UK Supreme Court / House of Lords (UKSC/UKHL)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Recruitment and Selection
Issues covered: Age Discrimination; indirect discrimination; job criteria

This case involved an employee, who in 1991 at the age of 51, began working for the Police National Legal Database as a legal advisor. When he was appointed to the position, the role did not require a law degree or equivalent if the post-holder had exceptional experience or skills in criminal law combined with a lesser qualification in law. In 2005, the organisation introduced a new grading structure to improve career progression which required employees of the highest graded position to have a law degree. As the employee did not have a law degree, he graded at a lower position. In order to

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This article is correct at 27/04/2012
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