Perera v (1) Civil Service Commission (2) The Department of Customs and Excise [1982] IRLR 147 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Perera v (1) Civil Service Commission (2) The Department of Customs and Excise

    Date:
    1 April 1982

    In Perera v (1) Civil Service Commission (2) The Department of Customs and Excise [1982] IRLR 147 EAT, the EAT held that the Industrial Tribunal had erred in rejecting the appellant's claim that in failing to consider his application to be an administrative trainee on grounds of his age the respondents had unlawfully discriminated against him contrary to the Race Relations Act 1976. In applying an upper age limit of 32 for applicants to be considered for selection as an administrative trainee the respondents had indirectly discriminated against him within the meaning of section1(1)(b) of the Act.