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Abe
28-05-2009, 08:46 AM
Use of length of service in redundancy selection criteria

The Court of Appeal announced this week that Companies may take employees’ length of service in to consideration when choosing who should be made redundant.

In the case of Rolls Royce versus Unite, Rolls Royce argued that the use of length of service would put their younger workforce at a disadvantage, and therefore, it would constitute age discrimination.

Both the High Court, and the Court of Appeal, ruled that length of service was an acceptable factor for a company to consider when scoring employees in a redundancy exercise, and not in breach of age discrimination legislation.

Acknowledgement:
HR Weekly

NoNickName
28-05-2009, 12:47 PM
Replace "length of service" with "experienced employee" and rephrase accordingly.