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Dennis C. O’Brien
The Space Treaty Project.

    Following a restructure of his employer, an over 50 year old employee was deprived of the opportunity to apply for voluntary redundancy, compared to his under 50 year old colleagues, because it would have triggered early retirement resulting in a higher redundancy package. The Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) held that the use of under 50 year old comparators was not appropriate because the comparators were not entitled to early retirement and were therefore in materially different circumstances compared to the claimant. On appeal to the Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’), the EAT held that the fact that the comparators were not entitled to early retirement was not a “relevant circumstance” making the comparators invalid. A prima facie case of direct age discrimination was therefore made out. The EAT remitted the case back to the original ET to determine if the employer’s direct discrimination could be justified.


Sarah O’Brien
Sarah O’Brien is a trainee solicitor at Lewis Silkin LLP.
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Equity and the Space Tourist

Legal Mechanisms for Encouraging Space Commerce

Journal International Institute of Space Law, Issue 4 2009
Authors Z.N. O'Brien

Z.N. O'Brien
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The Rescue Agreement and Private Space Carriers

The 40th Anniversary of the Rescue Agreement: Looking Ahead

Journal International Institute of Space Law, Issue 2 2008
Authors Z.N. O'Brien

Z.N. O'Brien
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Duties and Liabilities of Space Tourist Operators

Legal Issues of Private Spaceflight and Space Tourism

Journal International Institute of Space Law, Issue 2 2007
Authors Z.N. O'Brien

Z.N. O'Brien
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Advertising of Private Commercial Space Services in the European Community

Legal Aspects of Space Transportation and Launching

Journal International Institute of Space Law, Issue 1 2006
Authors Z.N. O'Brien

Z.N. O'Brien
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Consumer Protection and the Limitation of Liability in the National Regulation of the Space Industry

Other Legal Matters I, Including Legal Aspects of Sub-Orbital Flights

Journal International Institute of Space Law, Issue 3 2005
Authors Z.N. O'Brien

Z.N. O'Brien
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Liability for Injury, Loss or Damage to the Space Tourist

Legal Issues Relating to Private Enterprise, Property Rights, and Space Applications

Journal International Institute of Space Law, Issue 4 2004
Authors Z.N. O'Brien

Z.N. O'Brien
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