Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets v Wooster EAT/0441/08

Reports relating to this case:

  • Age discrimination: Dismissal to avoid age-related benefit was discriminatory

    Date:
    23 November 2009

    In Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets v Wooster EAT/0441/08, the EAT upheld a finding that the redundancy dismissal of a 49-year-old employee amounted to age discrimination. The tribunal was entitled to find that the employer could have found alternative work for him, but that it had failed to do so because it was concerned that, if he remained employed up to the age of 50, he would be entitled to a more generous early retirement package.

  • Mayor and Burgesses of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets v Wooster

    Date:
    15 September 2009

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employer committed direct age discrimination against an employee when it made him redundant at the age of 49 in order to avoid paying an early retirement pension that he would be entitled to if he left employment when he was aged 50 or over.