Theresa May announces blanket ban on age discrimination of patients – The Guardian

Posted June 12th, 2012 in age discrimination, care homes, elderly, medical treatment, news by sally

“Doctors will be in breach of the law from October if they withhold medical help to patients purely on the basis of their age, the home secretary Theresa May will announce on Tuesday in a tightening of Britain’s age discrimination laws.”

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The Guardian, 11th June 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Tyrolean Airways Tiroler Luftfahrt Gesellschaft mbH v Betriebsrat Bord der Tyrolean Airways Tiroler Luftfahrt Gesellschaft mbH – WLR Daily

Posted June 11th, 2012 in age discrimination, airlines, collective agreements, EC law, law reports by sally

Tyrolean Airways Tiroler Luftfahrt Gesellschaft mbH v Betriebsrat Bord der Tyrolean Airways Tiroler Luftfahrt Gesellschaft mbH (Case C-132/11); [2012] WLR (D) 173

“A provision in a collective agreement applicable to a group of companies within the airline industry which only took into account experience acquired as a cabin crew member from the date of recruitment by a specific airline company for the purposes of grading in the employment categories provided for in that agreement did not constitute indirect discrimination within the meaning of article 2(2)(b) of Council Directive 2000/78/EC.”

WLR Daily, 7th June 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Age Discrimination – 11 KBW

Posted June 7th, 2012 in age discrimination, employment, news by sally

“‘How radical a change are the age discrimination provisions?’ The short answer is, ‘Very’, or, in the light of the two recent Judgments of the Supreme Court to this area of the law, ‘Very, very’.”

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11 KBW, 1st June 2012

Source: www.11kbw.com

Harriet Harman’s public sector equality laws to be scrapped – Daily Telegraph

“Anti-race and sex discrimination laws brought in under Labour are set to be scrapped because the ‘unnecessary’ rules are damaging businesses, Theresa May has said.”

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Daily Telegraph, 16th May 2012

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Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes (Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and another intervening) – WLR Daily

Posted April 27th, 2012 in age discrimination, law reports, partnerships, retirement by tracey

Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes (Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and another intervening); [2012] UKSC 16;  [2012] WLR (D)  124

“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

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police and another v Homer – WLR Daily

Posted April 27th, 2012 in age discrimination, law reports, retirement by tracey

Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police and another v Homer; [2012] UKSC 15;  [2012] WLR (D)  122

“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

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Age discrimination ruling allows employers to set retirement dates – The Guardian

Posted April 26th, 2012 in age discrimination, employment, news, retirement by sally

“Employers can continue to set the age at which their staff retire, but only if they can prove there is strong justification for doing so, following a ruling by the supreme court.”

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The Guardian, 25th April 2012

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Lawyer loses retirement age appeal – The Independent

Posted April 25th, 2012 in age discrimination, appeals, employment, news, retirement by sally

“A lawyer forced to retire at 65 lost a Supreme Court Appeal on age discrimination today.”

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The Independent, 25th April 2012

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Meister v Speech Design Carrier Systems GmbH – WLR Daily

Meister v Speech Design Carrier Systems GmbH (Case C-415/10); [2012] WLR (D) 116

“European Union law did not entitle a worker who plausibly claimed to meet the requirements listed in a job advertisement and whose application was rejected to have access to information indicating whether the employer engaged another applicant at the end of the recruitment process. Nevertheless, it could not be ruled out that a refusal to grant any access to information might be one of the factors to take into account in the context of establishing facts from which it might be presumed that there had been direct or indirect discrimination.”

WLR Daily, 19th April 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust – WLR Daily

Posted March 28th, 2012 in age discrimination, dismissal, employment, law reports, redundancy, retirement by sally

Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust [2012] EWCA Civ 330; [2012] WLR (D) 97

“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

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Lawyers give mixed response to Woodcock age discrimination ruling – The Lawyer

Posted March 23rd, 2012 in age discrimination, dismissal, news, pensions, redundancy by tracey

“Employment lawyers have given a mixed response to an eagerly anticipated Court of Appeal (CoA) ruling on whether discrimination can be justified by saving costs.”

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The Lawyer, 23rd March 2012

Source: www.thelawyer.com

You’re not drinking enough, financial adviser told her tearful client – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 23rd, 2012 in age discrimination, dismissal, news, pensions, redundancy by tracey

“A businesswoman sacked after a night entertaining clients ended in spectacular embarrassment has had her hopes of a compensation payout boosted by a tribunal ruling.”

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Daily Telegraph, 22nd March 2012

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

New report published on age and employment – Cloisters

Posted March 6th, 2012 in age discrimination, EC law, employment, news, reports by sally

“A new thematic report from the European Network of Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field, titled ‘Age and Employment’ is now available.”

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Cloisters, 22nd February 2012

Source: www.cloisters.com

Supreme Court hears solicitor’s age claim – The Lawyer

Posted January 18th, 2012 in age discrimination, appeals, news, retirement, solicitors, Supreme Court by sally

“The Supreme Court has convened five of the country’s most senior judges to hear a landmark case over the social justifications that can be used to justify retiring a partner.”

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The Lawyer, 17th January 2012

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Court case could set forced retirement precedent – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 16th, 2012 in age discrimination, news, retirement by sally

“A long-awaited court case this week could make it possible for employers to justify retiring staff at a certain age – threatening the Government’s new rules which make the practice unlawful.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th January 2012

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Elderly home care failures breach human rights, report finds – The Guardian

“Equality and Human Rights Commission says elderly people face unchecked ‘ageism’ from council-funded home care.”

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The Guardian, 23rd November 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Energy companies ‘may be discriminating’ against pensioners – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 16th, 2011 in age discrimination, energy, internet, news by sally

“Millions of older people without access to the internet may be suffering discrimination at the hands of Britain’s biggest energy companies, according to the regulator.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th November 2011

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Default retirement age end hailed – The Independent

Posted September 30th, 2011 in age discrimination, news, retirement by tracey

“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.”

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The Independent, 30th September 2011

Source: www.indpendent.co.uk

Solicitor wins right to bring age bias claim against law firm – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 8th, 2011 in age discrimination, law firms, news, solicitors by tracey

“A solicitor dismissed for failing to meet billing targets has won the right to bring an age discrimination claim against his former employer.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 7th July 2011

Soruce: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Chef wins gagging order to suppress tribunal details – Daily Telegraph

“An internationally renowned chef has won a gagging order preventing publication of a legal wrangle with two former employees.”

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Daily Telegraph, 4th May 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk