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Discrimination against over-65s remains lawful

This report relates to 1 case(s)

The Court of Appeal has upheld the EAT's decision that the statutory exclusion from employment rights for over-65s is lawful, in the most recent decision in the long-running case of Rutherford and another v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (formerly against Harvest Town Circle Ltd and others).

Mr Rutherford, who was made redundant at the age of 67, challenged the statutory exclusion from the rights to claim unfair dismissal and redundancy payments - hence the involvement of the Secretary of State.