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Information Commissioner orders council to disclose job application forms
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 17 2009

The Information Commissioner has issued a decision notice ordering a local authority to disclose a summary of data on the job application forms of other candidates, including the successful applicants, or alternatively copies of their application forms with personal data removed.

Giving points for length of service in redundancy selection was justifiable age discrimination
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 10 2008

The High Court, in the case of Rolls Royce plc v Unite the Union, has declared that a length of service criterion for redundancy selection that was set out in a collective agreement was not unlawful.

Justifying age discrimination
  • Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 11 2008

In MacCulloch v ICI, the EAT, in the context of considering the validity of a contractual redundancy scheme, has offered useful guidance as to when age discrimination may be objectively justified.