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Abandoning LIFO upheld

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    Hall and others v Shorts Missile Systems Ltd 26 November 1996 NICA (0 other reports)

In Hall and others v Shorts Missile Systems Ltd (26 November 1996) EOR72A, the Court of Appeal in Northern Ireland upholds a finding that the employer had not acted unlawfully in removing length of service as a redundancy selection criterion because it would have had a disproportionate effect on recently-hired Roman Catholics, thereby undermining the company's affirmative action programme. However, the Court of Appeal also rules that use of length of service as one of the redundancy selection criteria would not have been indirectly discriminatory in itself.