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Sex discrimination: Discriminatory retirement policy subjected women to detriment

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    Newnham and others v Transco plc EAT/125/00 (0 other reports)

An employer that operated a policy under which women had to retire at 60 but men could work until 65 directly discriminated against women by subjecting them to a detriment, holds the EAT in Newnham and others v Transco plc 31.1.01 EAT 125/00, 126/00 & 844/00. It was inescapable, even without enquiring into each individual case, that such a retirement policy, which was outlawed domestically in 1987, represented less favourable treatment of women on the ground of their sex. Further, there had plainly been detriments suffered irrespective of any examination into whether this woman or that had been able and had wished, on attaining 60, to continue in her employment with the employer.