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Practice Direction - Age Discrimination

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The President of the Employment Tribunals, HHJ Meeran, has handed down a Practice Direction staying all current (and future) tribunal claims which involve an allegation that regulation 30 of the Age Regulations (providing for lawful retirement at or beyond 65) is unlawful. The cases will all be stayed until the ECJ has dealt with the Heyday case.

You can see the full text of the Practice Direction here. Interestingly, the Practice Direction records that the recent Solent decision in the EAT is being appealed to the Court of Appeal.

The Practice Direction applies in England and Wales. I am informed that Scotland will not be issuing a similar Practice Direction, but cases will be referred to chairmen for individual decisions.

[Thanks to Marivi Prescott of McRoberts for telling me about this Practice Direction]