Kelly v PGA European Tour Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUKEAT 0157_17_0602
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionUnfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Discrimination and Equality
The claimant was 60 years of age. He had a successful career working as a Marketing Director for the PGA European Tour, the well-known entity administering professional golf tournaments in Europe. Following the appointment of a new CEO, a view was formed that the claimant was not performing well and he was invited to a meeting to discuss the possibility of retirement, something he did not wish to do. He subsequently received a letter of dismissal stating that he was being dismissed because his role was to be merged with a wider commercial role and that his experience and skill-set were no longer suitable. No disciplinary procedure was followed.
The claimant brought proceedings alleging
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