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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 30 Jul 2010

A cap on contractual redundancy payments did not amount to age discrimination

In the recent case of Kraft Foods v Hastie the EAT held that a cap on how much employees could receive under a contractual redundancy scheme was a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim, and therefore did not amount to a contravention of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.

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Kennedys Law LLP | United Kingdom | 12 May 2009

Compulsory retirement falls within the scope of the Equal Treatment Framework Directive

The European Court of Justice ("ECJ") has recently held that national rules establishing compulsory retirement provisions do fall within the ambit of the Equal Treatment Directive.

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