Updated to include information on Kratzer v R+V Allgemeine Versicherung, in which the ECJ held that a person who applies for a job with the sole purpose of making an application for compensation for discrimination is not covered by EU discrimination law.
Krishna Santra and Sandra Martins are senior associates at Colman Coyle Solicitors. They round up the latest rulings.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has dismissed police officers' claims for indirect discrimination on the ground of age. Police forces, to make costs savings, applied the A19 rule in the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 to retire officers who had accrued a certain minimum pension entitlement that could be achieved only after 30 years' service.
The Court of Appeal has held that it is necessary in indirect discrimination claims for the claimant to show why the provision, criterion or practice (PCP) has disadvantaged the group and the individual claimant.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal upheld an employment tribunal decision that a requirement for older employees to accept less generous terms and conditions of employment, as a condition of their employment continuing, could be justified.
The employment tribunal in this age discrimination case found that the employer discriminated against a 77-year-old potential recruit by failing to make enquiries about alternative driving insurance cover for him after one telephone conversation with its usual insurance provider.
The employer discriminated against an employee by withdrawing his permanent health insurance (PHI) benefits when he reached the age of 55, found the employment tribunal in this age discrimination case.
In this age discrimination case, the police successfully defended a claim by a police officer who left after being chosen for redeployment, but not before the employment tribunal described its cost-cutting exercise as "shambolic" and "to some degree incompetent".
A newly constituted employment tribunal has found that a police force's requirement that its legal advisers have a law degree to be promoted was not justified, in the final chapter in this long-running age discrimination case.
In Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police  IRLR 601 SC, the Supreme Court held that an employer's policy that its highest grade was open only to employees holding a law degree indirectly discriminated on the grounds of age against those close to retirement.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to indirect age discrimination.