Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v Beck EAT/0141/10
Reports relating to this case:
Age discrimination: Person specification seeking "younger" candidate sufficient to shift burden of proof to employer
- 4 January 2011
In Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v Beck EAT/0141/10, the EAT held that the employment tribunal was entitled to find that, notwithstanding the inherently unlikely nature of an age discrimination claim on the facts, the employer's deliberate use of the word "younger" in a person specification, contrary to expert advice, was sufficient to shift the burden of proof to the employer.
- 14 September 2010
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that the use of the word "younger" in the person specification for the job vacancy that had been created after the claimant had been dismissed was sufficient to raise the suspicion of age discrimination and shift the burden of proof to the employer.