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Redundancy: On basis of age and LIFO not unfair

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    Lenting and others v Bristow Helicopters Ltd 17 June 1997 CS (0 other reports)

The selection of helicopter pilots for redundancy by means of two criteria - age and length of service - was not unfair, holds the Court of Session in Lenting and others v Bristow Helicopters Ltd 17.6.97 Court of Session. The Court observes that it is perfectly rational to adopt a series of criteria in succession in order to reduce the pool for selection, provided that each of the stages of reduction is in itself rational and fair.

Captain Lenting was employed by Bristow Helicopters Ltd as a helicopter pilot based in Aberdeen.