Court: Employment Tribunal
White v Ministry of Justice (2014) 2201298/2013
The claimant sought to challenge the fact he was forced to retire as a circuit judge on his 70th birthday. Held: dismissing the application, the Tribunal held there were sound reasons for forcing judges to retire on the 70th birthday. Claire Darwin was involved in this case.
McCririck v Channel 4 Television Corporation & Anor (2013)
The claimant was dismissed because of his persona, and not because of his age. The respondent demonstrated a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim and therefore the claim failed. As Channel 4 did not contravene the Equality Act 2010, the second respondent IMG could not have helped them to do so. However, even if Channel 4 had acted unlawfully, IMG’s actions did not amount to “helping” for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010, s 112.