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Cobbetts LLP | European Union | 5 Nov 2010

Compulsory retirement and age discrimination

The ECJ has held that a compulsory retirement age of 65, although discriminatory on the grounds of age, can be justified if:The employment contract has been collectively negotiated with a union.

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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 15 Feb 2010

Blacklisting for union membership to be prohibited

Following consultation in 2009, the Employment Relations Act 1999 (Blacklists) Regulations 2010 will shortly be brought into force.

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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 16 Dec 2009

Age discrimination

In Pulham v London Borough of Barking and Dagenham the EAT had to consider whether an employer was able objectively to justify the continuation of a remuneration scheme, which relied on both length of service and age, after 1 October 2006, when the Age Regulations came into force.

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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 20 May 2009

Managing pension liabilities: new options for RSLs?

The social housing sector has traditionally been a supporter of defined benefit pension provision, no doubt because of its strong links with the public sector.

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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 31 Oct 2008

Redundancy a painful process

It is a reflection of the current economic situation that employers in all sectors are looking at their staffing levels and costs and contemplating redundancies.

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Cobbetts LLP | United Kingdom | 8 Sep 2008

Trade union discriminated in equal pay claims

In 1997 a national collective agreement, the Green Book, was agreed between public sector unions and local authorities.

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