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