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Kelly v PGA European Tour [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKEAT 0157_17_0602
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Disciplinary and Grievance Issues, Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Unfair Dismissal; Retirement; Age Discrimination; Duty to Give Reasons; Capability and Performance; Seniority and Length of Service

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

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This article is correct at 08/02/2018
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