Old 9th May 2020, 20:41
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The Foss
 
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Originally Posted by anson harris View Post
Why is LIFO ageist? BA employs pilots from across the age spectrum.
It’s true if you were to take the 1200 at the bottom of the MSL you would probably get at least a few from all age groups.

However if you then look at the top 3000 that would be ‘safe’ under LIFO, would there be any under the age of 30? By virtue of simply not being old enough to reach the required years of service to be that high.

If you end up firing 100% of your staff that were in the 18-30 age bracket it could be a fairly strong argument for age discrimination.

I don’t have a solution by the way, just saying the argument that LIFO wouldn’t take out all of the youngest employees is quite flawed.
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