Taylor v Secretary of State for Scotland [1999] IRLR 362 CS

Reports relating to this case:

  • In court 1999

    Date:
    1 January 2000

    Our 10th annual round-up of court and tribunal cases concerning pensions and retirement issues encompasses 38 judgments. Last year saw some important decisions, but fewer cases overall than in recent years.

  • Contracts of employment: Enforced retirement did not breach contractual equal opportunities policy

    Date:
    15 June 1999

    In Taylor v Secretary of State for Scotland, the Court of Session holds that the enforced retirement of a prison officer, who had passed the minimum retirement age but had not reached compulsory retirement age, was not in breach of his employer's equal opportunities policy, which prohibited age discrimination and was a condition of his contract of employment.