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BDB Pitmans LLP | United Kingdom | 28 Feb 2013

Retirement discussions were not age discriminatory

Following the abolition of the default retirement age in 2011, a dismissal based on an employee's age amounts to age discrimination, unless it can be

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BDB Pitmans LLP | United Kingdom | 17 May 2012

Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes - a cautionary tale for employers

The Supreme Court has recently handed down its judgment in Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes.

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BDB Pitmans LLP | United Kingdom | 25 Apr 2012

Refusing early retirement on the grounds of cost was not age discrimination

In HM Land Registry v Benson and Others, the EAT held that refusing to give early retirement to employees aged between 50 and 54, on the grounds of cost, was not indirect age discrimination.

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BDB Pitmans LLP | United Kingdom, Germany | 31 Oct 2011

Age discrimination

In Prigge and others v Deutsche Lufthansa AG the ECJ held that a compulsory retirement age of 60 for Lufthansa airline pilots was in breach of the Equal Treatment Directive.

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BDB Pitmans LLP | United Kingdom | 5 Jan 2011

No discrimination claim for advert if no interest in application

The EAT in Berry v Recruitment Revolution and others held that a person could not bring an age discrimination claim based on terminology in job adverts targeting younger applicants if he had no interest in applying for the job.

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BDB Pitmans LLP | United Kingdom | 2 Sep 2008

Equality Bill government response

The Government has published its response to the consultation on the Equalities Bill.

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BDB Pitmans LLP | United Kingdom | 25 Jul 2008

Equalities Bill the reality!

There has been much scaremongering in the press about Harriet Harman’s announcement that the proposed Equalities Bill will encourage positive discrimination.

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BDB Pitmans LLP | United Kingdom | 4 Jul 2007

Age discrimination update: long-service benefits

The question of how the tests in the new age discrimination rules will be implemented by the courts has created a fresh area of uncertainty for employers and employees alike.

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