- Justification: effectiveness of rule is relevant to whether aim is legitimate (RMT v Lloyd)
- What are the practical implications of this judgment?
- What is the relevant background?
- Background law
- Background facts
- The decision of the employment tribunal
- What did the EAT decide?
- Case details
Employment analysis: In judging whether the defence of justification is established in a direct age discrimination claim relating to detriment caused by a union rule, the effectiveness of the rule is relevant to whether the aim relied on is a true aim and legitimate in the circumstances (and not just relevant as to whether that rule is a proportionate means of achieving that aim), according to the EAT.
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