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Perez v Ayuntamiento de Oviedo [2014] C-416/13

Maximum recruitment age for police officers breaches age discrimination law

The ECJ has ruled in Perez v Ayuntamiento that Spanish domestic legislation was in breach of the Equal Treatment Framework Directive. In this case, a law which required applicants to be police officers to be not older than 30 years of age was held to be direct discrimination on grounds of age and was not a genuine occupational requirement not could it be objectively justified.

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