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Justification: effectiveness of rule is relevant to whether aim is legitimate (RMT v Lloyd)

Justification: effectiveness of rule is relevant to whether aim is legitimate (RMT v Lloyd)
Published on: 02 July 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
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Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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