Case of the week: Age discrimination
This report relates to 1 case(s)
Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Homer  IRLR 262 EAT (2 other reports)
This case has since gone to the Supreme Court, which held that a requirement that employees obtain a law degree before they could be promoted to the highest grade was indirect age discrimination (Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police  IRLR 601 SC). However, the Supreme Court sent the case back to the employment tribunal to decide whether or not the employer's actions were justified as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. The employment tribunal decided that the employer's actions were not justified (Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police ET/1803238/2007).
This week's case of the week, provided by DLA Piper, covers age discrimination.
Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Homer
Mr Homer worked for West Yorkshire Police (the force) for 30 years as a police officer.