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C-416/13 Mario Vital Pérez: Age discrimination, police officers and physical fitness

The judgment of the Court of Justice of 13 November 2014 in Mario Vital Pérez v Ayuntamiento de Oviedo, C-416/13, EU:C:2014:2371, concerns a sensitive subject for me: age discrimination !

The Court held that Directive 2000/78/EC establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation (OJ 2000 L 303, p. 16) precludes national legislation which sets at 30 years the maximum age for recruitment of local police officers.

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