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Age discrimination: Employee unable to obtain degree necessary to proceed to higher grade before retirement was not subjected to indirect age discrimination

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In Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2010] IRLR 619 CA, the Court of Appeal held that an employer that introduced a requirement for employees to have a law degree to proceed to the highest of three grades did not thereby indirectly discriminate against a 61-year-old employee who would not have completed a part-time degree before retiring at the age of 65. The disadvantage caused to the employee arose because of his impending retirement and not because of his age.