Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
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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