Palacios de la Villa v Cortefiel Servicios SA – Times Law Reports

Posted October 23rd, 2007 in age discrimination, EC law, law reports, retirement by sally

National employment policy justifies age bias

Palacios de la Villa v Cortefiel Servicios SA Case C-411/05

“Although a domestic law providing for compulsory dismissal from employment at a set retirement age constituted direct discrimination on the ground of age, contrary to an EC directive, it was justified if it pursued a legitimate aim of national employment policy, such as distributing employment between generations, and if it was appropriate and necessary for that objective.”

The Times, 23rd October 2007


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