Police win forced retirement tribunal claim – BBC News

Posted February 6th, 2014 in age discrimination, employment, employment tribunals, news, police, retirement by sally

‘Five police forces could face paying out millions of pounds after officers who were forced to retire after 30 years won an age discrimination claim.’

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BBC News, 5th February 2014

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‘Unpalatable’ John McCririck loses his age discrimination case against Channel 4 – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 14th, 2013 in age discrimination, employment, employment tribunals, media, news by tracey

“Horse racing pundit John McCririck loses his age discrimination case against Channel 4 after tribunal rules he was ‘unpalatable to a wider potential audience. ‘ ”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2013

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McCririck loses discrimination case – BBC News

Posted November 13th, 2013 in age discrimination, media, tribunals by tracey

“Racing pundit John McCririck lost his job at Channel 4 because his ‘pantomime persona’ was ‘unpalatable’ to a wide audience, an employment tribunal ruled.”

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BBC News, 13th November 2013

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Dansk Jurist-og Økonomforbund (acting on behalf of Toftgaard) v Indenrigs-og Sundhedsministeriet (Centralorganisationernes Fællesudvalg and others intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted October 1st, 2013 in age discrimination, civil servants, EC law, employment, law reports, redundancy by sally

Dansk Jurist-og Økonomforbund (acting on behalf of Toftgaard) v Indenrigs-og Sundhedsministeriet (Centralorganisationernes Fællesudvalg and others intervening) (Case C-546/11); [2013] WLR (D) 360

“Article 6(2) of Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment applied only to retirement or invalidity benefits under an occupational social security scheme.”

WLR Daily, 26th September 2013

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HK Danmark (acting on behalf of Kristensen) v Experian A/S (Beskæftigelsesministeriet intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted October 1st, 2013 in age discrimination, EC law, employment, law reports, pensions by sally

HK Danmark (acting on behalf of Kristensen) v Experian A/S (Beskæftigelsesministeriet intervening) (Case C-476/11); [2013] WLR (D) 359

“The principle of non-discrimination on grounds of age, enshrined in article 21 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union and given specific expression by Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation, and, in particular, articles 2 and 6(1) of that Directive, did not preclude an occupational pension scheme under which an employer paid, as part of pay, pension contributions which increased with age, provided that the difference in treatment on grounds of age that arose therefrom was appropriate and necessary to achieve a legitimate aim.”

WLR Daily, 26th September 2013

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Police lose A19 ‘forced retirement’ challenge – BBC News

Posted July 25th, 2013 in age discrimination, news, police, retirement, trade unions by tracey

“A regulation allowing police forces to forcibly retire officers after 30 years’
service is not unlawful, the High Court has ruled.”

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BBC News, 25th July 2013

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Expert: ruling gives ‘very little comfort’ to employers looking to defend compulsory retirement age in partnership case – OUT-LAW.com

“Employers looking to defend or reintroduce a mandatory retirement age will find ‘very little comfort’ in last week’s decision allowing a law firm to force a partner to retire at 65, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 4th June 2013

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Employment Tribunal rules in favour of law firms in key age discrimination case – Legal Week

Posted June 3rd, 2013 in age discrimination, employment tribunals, law firms, news, retirement by sally

“The Employment Tribunal has rejected an age discrimination claim by lawyer Leslie Seldon against his former firm Clarkson Wright & Jakes (CWJ), which had initially seemed likely to threaten law firm’s ability to enforce a compulsory retirement age for partners.”

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Legal Week, 31st May 2013

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Barnsley curfew for under-16s is discriminatory, say campaigners – The Guardian

Posted April 2nd, 2013 in age discrimination, human rights, lobbying, news, time limits, young persons by sally

“Civil rights campaigners have condemned a council curfew banning all unaccompanied young people from a town centre at night as unlawful.”

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The Guardian, 30th March 2013

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Enhanced redundancy payments to older workers were justified, says tribunal – OUT-LAW.com

Posted February 8th, 2013 in age discrimination, news, redundancy by sally

“Enhanced redundancy payments made to workers over the age of 35 were not discriminatory because they reflected the extra problems older workers face when losing their jobs, a tribunal has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 7th February 2013

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Police officers sue forces over forced retirement – BBC News

Posted January 24th, 2013 in age discrimination, employment tribunals, news, police, retirement by sally

“Five police forces are to be taken to an employment tribunal accused of age discrimination.”

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BBC News, 23rd January 2013

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John McCririck launches £3m ‘ageism’ claim over sacking from Channel 4 Racing – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 10th, 2013 in age discrimination, employment, media, news by sally

“John McCririck, the flamboyant racing pundit, has launched a £3 million age discrimination claim after he was dropped by Channel 4.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th January 2013

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Equalities: Two Years after the Equality Act 2010 – 11 KBW

“The introduction of the Equality Act 2010 was a landmark in non-discrimination law, bringing together (and making some amendments to) a myriad of different statutory regimes covering various types of protected characteristics. However, such is the nature of litigation, that very little appellate case law has, as yet, had cause to consider the provisions of the Equality Act in any detail. As a result, the very substantial developments which have taken or are taking place recently in the equalities field have tended to arise out of the previous legal regimes, or related regimes such as the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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11 KBW, 20th December 2012

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Couple sue for IVF in landmark ‘age discrimination’ case – Daily Telegraph

Posted December 3rd, 2012 in age discrimination, assisted reproduction, health, medical treatment, news by sally

“A childless couple who have been refused NHS fertility treatment are suing Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, for age discrimination in a landmark legal case.”

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Daily Telegraph, 1st December 2012

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Equalities: Two Years after the Equality Act 2010 – 11 KBW

“The introduction of the Equality Act 2010 was a landmark in non-discrimination law, bringing together (and making some amendments to) a myriad of different statutory regimes covering various types of protected characteristics. However, such is the nature of litigation, that very little appellate case law has, as yet, had cause to consider the provisions of the Equality Act in any detail. As a result, the very substantial developments which have taken or are taking place recently in the equalities field have tended to arise out of the previous legal regimes, or related regimes such as the European Convention on Human Rights.”

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11 KBW, 20th November 2012

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Age should not affect surgery – report – BBC News

Posted October 15th, 2012 in age discrimination, medical treatment, news by tracey

“Assumptions about fitness in older people should not be used to decide whether patients have surgery, according to a report by the Royal College of Surgeons and Age UK.”

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BBC News, 15th October 2012

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Beginner’s Guide to the Ban on Age Discrimination in Goods and Services – Cloisters

Posted October 9th, 2012 in age discrimination, defences, EC law, legislation, news by sally

“From 1 October, the government will bring into force the provisions within the Equality Act 2010 (EA 2010) which prohibit age discrimination in the field of goods and services by virtue of the Equality Act 2010 (Commencement No 9) Order 2012. This means that commercial, charitable and public sector organisations will be required to eliminate unequal treatment on the grounds of age in respect of the provision of goods and services.”

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Cloisters, 11th September 2012

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Employment Law Update: Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) and Age Discrimination – 11 KBW

“For the benefit of anyone who has not worked in this area previously or recently, I shall summarise the basics. The relevant legal rules are found in the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/246) (‘TUPE’) which came into force on 6 April 2006. The most important change from the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 1981 (SI 1981/1794) has been the expansion of the definition of ‘a relevant transfer’ to encompass a service provision change as well as a transfer of an economic entity which retains its identity. This is a complex area of law, in which it is often hard to discern any broad principle which indicates the correct answer to the case on your desk: it is essential always to keep referring back to and re-reading the TUPE regulations themselves.”

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11 KBW, 17th August 2012

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Age limits in the boardroom – Cloisters

Posted August 7th, 2012 in age discrimination, company directors, diversity, news, women by sally

“As Lord Davies reported in February 2011, at the current rate of change it will take over 70 years to achieve gender-balanced boardrooms in the UK. Almost a decade ago, the Higgs review of the role and
effectiveness of non-executive directors called for greater diversity among board directors, but the response on this front has been poor. Given that encouragement has failed, it is no wonder
that plans are afoot to prod listed companies into increasing the number of women on their boards.”

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Cloisters, August 2012

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Former Daily Telegraph sketchwriter loses ageism case – The Guardian

Posted July 20th, 2012 in age discrimination, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

“Senior Daily Telegraph journalist Andrew Gimson has lost a case claiming that he was unfairly dismissed after more than seven years as the newspaper’s main parliamentary sketchwriter on the grounds of ageism.”

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The Guardian, 19th July 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk