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Genuine occupational requirements

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  • Age discrimination

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Peninsula Business Service Ltd v Baker, in which the EAT considered the employer's liability for victimisation by an agent surveillance company it had appointed.

  • Age discrimination: Maximum age limit of 30 for recruitment as a firefighter does not breach Community age discrimination law

    Date:
    30 March 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Wolf v Stadt Frankfurt Am Main [2010] IRLR 244 ECJ, the ECJ held that the German Government's restriction on recruitment as a firefighter to those aged 30 or under does not give rise to age discrimination because it constitutes a proportionate "genuine and determining occupational requirement" in pursuit of a legitimate aim, within the meaning of art.4(1) of the Equal Treatment Framework Directive.

  • Wolf v Stadt Frankfurt Am Main

    Date:
    15 January 2010
    Type:
    Law reports

    The European Court of Justice has held that a German law restricting applicants to the fire service to individuals under the age of 30 is permissible as a genuine occupational requirement.

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