“Five police forces are to be taken to an employment tribunal accused of age discrimination.”
BBC News, 23rd January 2013
“The buyer of a business will be liable for certain early retirement pension rights under the original owner’s occupational pension scheme if the transfer takes place under the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (TUPE) Regulations, the High Court has ruled.”
OUT-LAW.com, 18th May 2012
“A rule providing for the compulsory retirement at 65 of partners in a firm of solicitors could be justified as a means of achieving legitimate aims relating to recruitment and promotions within the firm.”
WLR Daily, 25th April 2012
“An employment requirement which worked to the comparative disadvantage of a person approaching compulsory retirement age was indirectly discriminatory on grounds of age and had to be justified.”
WLR Daily, 25th April 2012
“For the purposes of a claim for age discrimination under regulation 3 of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, where an employer gave notice of dismissal to an employee on the grounds of redundancy, it was a legitimate part of the aim of the employer in giving that notice to ensure that when giving effect to it, the dismissal also saved the employer additional costs that, had it not timed the dismissal as it did, it was likely to have incurred by reason of the employee’s age.”
WLR Daily, 22nd March 2012
“Age equality campaigners today hailed the end of employment rules forcing people on to the ‘scrap heap’ at the age of 65. Bosses from tomorrow will no longer be able to set a mandatory retirement age, as the Government brings in changes to reflect people living longer and healthier lives.”
The Independent, 30th September 2011
“What legitimate social policy could justify retiring a partner or employee?
The Supreme Court will decide after Clarkson Wright & Jakes partner Leslie Seldon was given permission to fight his former firm over its decision to retire him at the age of 65.
Seldon argues that his firm was wrong to enact the partnership agreement and retire him because, he claims, it could not justify the action.”
The Lawyer, 7th March 2011
”A rule providing for the compulsory retirement at 65 of partners in a firm of solicitors was a proportionate means of achieving legitimate aims relating to recruitment and promotions within the firm.”
WLR Daily, 28th July 2010
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“The Government will scrap the law allowing organisations to force workers to retire at 65 but companies will find it easier than ever to run their own compulsory retirement schemes in the wake of a Court of Appeal ruling yesterday, an expert has said.”
OUT-LAW.com, 29th July 2010