Doughty v Rolls-Royce plc [1992] IRLR 126 CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Directive not enforceable against 100% State-owned company

    1 March 1992

    In Doughty v Rolls-Royce plc (19 December 1991) EOR42B, the Court of Appeal interprets Foster v British Gas plc to hold that the appellant could not rely on the Equal Treatment Directive to challenge her dismissal based on a discriminatory retirement age, notwithstanding that the State was the sole shareholder in the company at the relevant time.