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Dentons | United Kingdom | 28 Feb 2019

Age discrimination: hitting the headlines

Age discrimination has featured in the news multiple times this month. Acas published new guidance on age discrimination at work, and an 88-year-old


Dentons | United Kingdom | 27 Apr 2016

Are retirement ages in PHI schemes age discriminatory?

Mistakes by employers in relation to an employee's entitlement to PHI can be very costly. In one leading High Court case, Aspden v. Webbs Poultry &


Dentons | Denmark, European Union | 7 Oct 2013

Age discrimination European court takes tough line on what can be justified

Under European and UK law, it is generally unlawful to discriminate between employees on the grounds of age. However, this is not the case if the


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.


Dentons | United Kingdom | 23 Mar 2011

Removal of the default retirement age: what are you going to do?

From 1 October 2011 employees cannot be compulsorily retired by an employer because they are 65 or over unless that retirement can be objectively justified.


Dentons | United Kingdom | 1 Oct 2009

The High Court gives its decision in the Heyday case

The High Court has given its decision in the long-running Heyday litigation.


Dentons | United Kingdom | 12 Mar 2009

European Court of Justice follows the Advocate-General's opinion in Heyday

Following the opinion of the Advocate-General, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that the UK's compulsory retirement age of 65 is not in breach of EU legislation.

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