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Lloyd-Briden v Worthing College - 82 year old claims unfair dismissal [2007] EAT

Mr Lloyd-Briden was a cleaner who claimed unfair dismissal. He had been employed for 9 years and was aged 82 at the time of his dismissal in June 2006. An employment tribunal struck out his claim as he was older than the age 65 limit for making such a claim and therefore it had no jurisdiction (see ERA 1996 s.109(1)(b)). He appealed, arguing that that section should be disregarded as being unlawfully discriminatory under EC law on grounds of age - and indeed the section was repealed with effect from 1st October 2006.

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