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Sex Discrimination Act not to be construed in light of Equal Treatment Directive

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    Duke v GEC Reliance (formerly Reliance Systems Ltd) [1988] IRLR 118 HL (0 other reports)

In Duke v GEC Reliance (11.2.88) EOR19E, the House of Lords ruled that discriminatory retirement ages operated by private employers prior to the Sex Discrimination Act 1986 amendments were not unlawful either under UK law or EEC law. In so doing, the Law Lords reject a contention that the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 should be construed in a manner which gives effect to the EEC Equal Treatment Directive.