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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 24 Mar 2011

UK tribunal hear discrimination claims for employees working 'partly' in GB

The Court of Appeal has decided that if a claimant 'partly' carries out hisher work in Great Britain, this is sufficient to give an employment tribunal jurisdiction to hear and determine the claimant's race and age discrimination claims.

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McDermott Will & Emery | United Kingdom | 17 Jan 2011

Tribunal finds that Miriam O’Reilly was discriminated against by BBC on grounds of her age

The case of Miriam O'Reilly v BBC & Anr is a case of (primarily) direct age discrimination which has made headlines because of its high profile parties, TV presenter Miriam O'Reilly and the BBC.

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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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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 7 Dec 2010

Justifying discrimination on cost grounds

The EAT has challenged the long-held view that an employer is not entitled to rely solely on costs to the organisation when justifying potentially discriminatory measures.

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King & Spalding LLP | USA | 29 Nov 2010

New regulations on cash balance and pension equity plans

On October 18, 2010, the IRS issued final regulations regarding hybrid defined benefit pension plans, such as pension equity plans and cash balance plans.

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Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 6 Aug 2010

Rulings, filings and settlements of interest

In Borrero v. United HealthCare of New York, Inc., 2010 WL 2652456 (11th Cir. July 6, 2010), healthcare providers (and their representative organizations) alleged state law claims against United HealthCare for failing to pay them the agreed upon rate contained in the subscriber agreements rate for services.

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Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP | United Kingdom | 11 Mar 2010

"Fake claimants" dealt a blow by the EAT

A 51-year-old accountant who had applied for 20 jobs, for which she was overqualified, replying to adverts aimed at newly qualified accountants with little experience, has lost her claim for age discrimination.

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Morton Fraser | United Kingdom | 11 Feb 2010

Litigant discrimination claim tactics

A noteworthy case from the Employment Appeal Tribunal yesterday.

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Morton Fraser | European Union, Germany | 18 Jan 2010

Justifying age discrimination

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has given rulings in relation to two German cases on age discrimination, holding that the relevant policies were justified in both cases.

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Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | United Kingdom | 6 Jan 2010

Indirect discrimination: no claim where change between non-discriminatory policies

Employers can change from one non-discriminatory policy to another, even if the group to whom the less generous policy applies happens to be predominantly of a different gender, race, age group etc to those benefiting from the more generous policy.

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