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2017/14 Dansk Industri revisited: the Danish Supreme Court overrides the EU Court of Justice (DE)

Keywords Age discrimination
Authors Christian K. Clasen
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307726 Christian K. Clasen
Christian K. Clasen is a partner at Norrbom Vinding, Copenhagen.
  • Abstract

      On 6 December 2016, the Danish Supreme Court delivered its long-awaited judgment on the case of Ajos, addressing the issue of whether a private employer was entitled to refuse to make a redundancy payment in reliance on the former section 2a(3) of the Danish Salaried Employees Act or whether the general principle against discrimination on grounds of age needed to take precedence. It concluded that the employer was entitled to refuse to pay.

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