He was a 56 year old Gemrna man employed in a full time permanent job
His government introduced a new law. Employment Promotion Act. 2 year fixed term contracts became normal. This could be varied if objectively justified. The idea was to promote employment
this protection was removed if the employee was over 60. that was then cut to 52
Mangold said this was age discrimination
The ECJ found for Mangold. Age discrimination is usually notallowed. USUALLY – there may be exception circumstances when it is allowed.
National courts must set aside national laws that offend the principle of banning age discrimination. They should do this even before the period for the implemention of the relevant directive has expired.