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Redundancy payment exclusion to ECJ

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    Simpson v British Timken Ltd [1998] ET/1200143/98 (0 other reports)

In Simpson v British Timken Ltd a Bedford employment tribunal (Chair: K Underwood) has decided to make a reference to the European Court of Justice as to whether the upper age limit of 65 on the right to a statutory redundancy payment is contrary to EC law.

Mrs Simpson was dismissed when she was age 67. She was unable to bring a claim for a redundancy payment because of the exclusion in the Employment Rights Act 1996 in respect of employees age 65 and over.