Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 63 (Jul)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Union (Second Chamber)
Judge:

Judges Cuna Rodrigues (President), Lohmus, Rosas, Arabadjiev (Rapporteur) and Fernlund

Judgment Dates: 5 July 2012

Catchwords

European Union - Employment - Discrimination - Discrimination on grounds of age - Reference for preliminary ruling concerning interpretation of European Union Law - Swedish employment law giving employee right to remain in employment until end of month in which employee reaching age of 67 (67-year rule) - Employee's employment terminated on last day of month in which employee reached age 67 - Whether 67-year rule constituting unlawful discrimination based on age - Council Directive (EC) 2000/78, art 6{1}.

The Case

European Union Employment. The Court of Justice of the European Union (Second Chamber) ruled on the interpretation of art 6(1) of Council Directive (EC) 2000-78 (establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation) in the context of Swedish employment legislation which gave an employee the right to remain in employment until the end of the month in which he reached the age of 67.

Practice Areas

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