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Limitation of age of occupation and discrimination; Cass. soc., July 3 2012, No. 11-13.795, P + B
In order not to constitute discrimination, the limitation of the exercise of a profession to a certain age must be objectively and reasonably justified by a legitimate objective, in particular employment policy.
Thus, as regards the limitation to 60 years of exercising the profession of aeroplane pilot, resulting from Article L. 421-9 of the Civil Aviation Code, then in force, the Court of Cassation considered that this provision was not in conformity with European Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000, insofar as it was neither essential for the achievement of the objective of aviation safety, nor appropriate and necessary in the context of an employment policy.
Consequently, the termination of a pilot's employment contract due to the attainment of this age limit should be considered null and void.
This decision is in line with that of 11 May 2010 in which the High Court requires the judge, when the employment contract is terminated due to the attainment of a certain age, to ascertain whether the termination of employment is indeed necessary to achieve the legitimate objectives sought.
Attorney Nice labour law Grégory DAMY