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Other Acts - (04/12/2008)

Type: Acts of the European Union: Rapporto sulla non discriminazione sulla base dell'età

Authority: European Authorities - European Union (European Ombudsman )

Date: 12/04/2008

Subject: The European Ombudsman stated that a difference in treatment on the grounds of age constitutes discrimination, unless that difference in treatment is objectively justified. The Ombudsman maintained that the Commission had failed to adequately justify its ban on recruiting interpreters over 65 years of age. This constituted an instance of maladministration.

Original language: English

Classification: Equality - Art. 21 Non discrimination - Citizens’ rights - Art. 41 Right to good administration by the bodies of the union - Art. 43 Ombudsman of the union

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