Taylor v Secretary of State for Scotland [2000] IRLR 502 HL

Reports relating to this case:

  • Age discrimination: Enforced retirement did not breach contractual age discrimination bar

    15 June 2000

    Notwithstanding the introduction of a contractual equal opportunities policy prohibiting age discrimination, an employer retained its discretion in relation to the retention and retirement of staff after the minimum retirement age of 55, and it exercised that discretion in a way that was not discriminatory, the House of Lords holds in Taylor v Secretary of State for Scotland.