Royal Cayman Islands Police Association v Commissioners of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberUKPC 21
Legal BodyOther Tribunals & Courts (OTAC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Contracts of Employment
The claimants, who were police officers in the Cayman Islands had been subject to changes to mandatory retirement ages. Those officers engaged prior to November 2010 were subject to mandatory retirement at the age of 55. Those engaged between November 2010 and September 2016 had a mandatory retirement age of 60. The Commissioner had the power to re-engage officers who had been subject to mandatory retirement, but an ‘unwritten’ rule was applied meaning that individuals would only be re-engaged at the rank of constable.
The mandatory retirement rules were challenged on the basis that they were discriminatory and there was a non-discrimination
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