Burton v British Railways Board: ECJ 16 Feb 1982

Europa The principle of equal treatment contained in article 5 of council directive 76/207 applies to the conditions of access to voluntary redundancy benefit paid by an employer to a worker wishing to leave his employment.
The fact that access to voluntary redundancy is available only during the five years preceding the minimum pensionable age fixed by national social security legislation and that that age is not the same for men as for women cannot in itself be regarded as discrimination on grounds of sex within the meaning of article 5 of directive 76/207.
The determination of a minimum pensionable age for social security purposes which is not the same for men as for women does not amount to discrimination prohibited by community law.


C-19/81, R-19/81, [1982] EUECJ R-19/81, [1982] Q B 1080





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CitedFeakins and Another v Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (Civ 1513) CA 9-Dec-2005
The department complained that the defendants had entered into a transaction with their farm at an undervalue so as to defeat its claim for recovery of sums due. The transaction used the grant of a tenancy by the first chargee.
Held: The . .
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