Hörnfeldt v Posten Meddelande AB [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    C-141/11
  • Legal Body
    Court of Justice EU (CJEU/ECJ)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Age Discrimination; Compulsory Retirement; Equal Treatment

The Court was asked to give a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Directive 2000/78/EC Article 6(1). The complainant in the national proceedings was a postal worker who was forced to retire on the last day of the month that he reached the age of 67. Under Swedish employment law, an employer can terminate an employee's employment contract without dismissal on the last day of the month of the month of their 67 th birthday, unless there was an agreement to the contrary between the employee and the employer. The complainant sought annulment of his termination

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This article is correct at 20/07/2012
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