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Determining who is an employee of the state

This report relates to 3 case(s)

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    Doughty v Rolls-Royce plc 16 October 1986 IT (0 other reports)

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    Foster and others v British Gas plc 17 October 1986 IT (0 other reports)

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    Turpie v University of Glasgow 19 September 1986 IT (0 other reports)

In accordance with the Marshall decision, state employees can challenge discriminatory retirement ages under European law. The scope of employment by the state for these purposes, however, is by no means clear. So far, industrial tribunals have held that employees of Rolls-Royce plc are state employees, but those employed by the University of Glasgow and by British Gas are not state employees.