Mr Thomas Hartmann

Thomas Hartmann



ECJ rules on retirement age of German pilots
Germany | 05 October 2011

According to a recent European Court of Justice, the provision in the standard collective agreement for German air carriers which requires that pilots be retired from working as crew members automatically when they reach the age of 60 constitutes undue age discrimination and violates the EU Equality Directive. The court therefore held that the relevant provision in the collective agreement was invalid.