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Dentons | United Kingdom | 28 Mar 2012

Can cost justify age discrimination?

The Court of Appeal in Woodcock v. Cumbria Primary Care Trust 2012 has upheld a tribunal’s decision that a redundant chief executive, dismissed without proper consultation which coincided with the avoidance of an enhanced pension entitlement, did not suffer unlawful age discrimination


Dentons | United Kingdom | 9 Aug 2011

Sex discrimination objectively justified on grounds of cost

The High Court has recently ruled that preferential treatment of widows over widowers in the NHS Pension Scheme is objectively and reasonably justified as it would cost £4 billion to put right.

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