Royal Cayman Islands Police Association v Commissioners of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service [2021]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    UKPC 21
  • Legal Body
    Other Tribunals & Courts (OTAC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Dismissal, Discrimination and Equality, Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Age Discrimination; Retirement; Private and Family Life

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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This article is correct at 05/08/2021

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