Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes [2014]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
Issues covered: Age Discrimination; Compulsory Retirement; Objective Justification

The judgment of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) in the second round appeal in the case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes was handed down orally at the hearing on 13 May 2014. The typed copy of that judgment was made available on Monday this week. 

Langstaff J, the President of the EAT, opened his judgment with the remark “there is a long history, well known to employment lawyers, in relation to this case”. He noted that the litigation, having been pursued for eight years, had determined many broad issues of principle in the field of age discrimination. 

The question for the EAT related to the proportionality of the choice of retirement age. Age is a continuum. Do those

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This article is correct at 04/07/2014

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