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Supreme Court holds that degree requirement for promotion was indirect age discrimination against employee nearing retirement

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age discrimination | indirect discrimination | requirement for promotion | retirement

The Supreme Court has held that a requirement that employees obtain a law degree before they could be promoted to the highest grade was indirect age discrimination against the claimant, who did not have enough time to complete a degree before he reached the employer's retirement age. However, it sent the case back to the employment tribunal to decide whether or not the employer's actions were justified as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.