Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police  IRLR 619 CA
Reports relating to this case:
Age discrimination: Employee unable to obtain degree necessary to proceed to higher grade before retirement was not subjected to indirect age discrimination
- 14 July 2010
In Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police  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.
- 22 April 2010
The Court of Appeal has held that the requirement that an employee who was close to retirement complete a law degree before he could be promoted was not indirect age discrimination. The particular disadvantage that the employee suffered was not the result of age discrimination but of the employee's forthcoming retirement.