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Age limit of 30 for recruits to German fire service was lawful

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • February 11 2010

The ECJ has held that a German law, which prevented individuals over the age of 30 applying to the fire service, was lawful

Maximum age for doctors and dentists could be justified

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • February 11 2010

The ECJ has considered the legality of legislation introducing a maximum age of 68 for doctors and dentists in the German NHS

Age-related notice was discriminatory

  • Shepherd & Wedderburn LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • February 11 2010

German legislation, which provided for notice periods to be calculated according to length of service but did not take into account any service below the age of 25, discriminated on the grounds of age