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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom, European Union, Germany | 22 Sep 2011

Justifying a compulsory retirement age, the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 and judicial review of the Government’s CPI switch

In this month’s Pensions E-Bulletin, we consider a recent case from the ECJ concerning the retention of a compulsory retirement age, the impact of the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 on pension entitlement and the forthcoming judicial review by various public sector organisations of the Government’s decision to increase public sector pensions in line with CPI as opposed to RPI.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Mar 2010

Agency worker not protected from discrimination

In a case highlighting a gap in discrimination legislation, the Court of Appeal has held that a temporary agency worker could not pursue discrimination claims against either the end user client for whom he performed work or the agency that supplied him (Muschett v HM Prison Service).

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Mar 2010

Employer not responsible for discrimination by agency worker

The EAT has held that an end-user client was not liable for the racially discriminatory acts of an agency worker.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 3 Oct 2008

What's new in the autumn?

The following changes in legislation relevant to employers will come into force in October and November 2008.

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