Secretary of State for Scotland v Taylor [1997] IRLR 608 EAT

Reports relating to this case:

  • Contracts of employment: Age discrimination provision did not apply after contractual retirement age

    Date:
    15 November 1997

    An employer did not act in fundamental breach of an employee's contract of employment when it required him to retire at the age of 55, in accordance with its retirement policy aimed at achieving a younger workforce, even though the contract incorporated an equal opportunities policy containing an express commitment to offer equal opportunities regardless of age, rules the EAT in Secretary of State for Scotland v Taylor.