Posts Tagged “age discrimination”

Health and safety and age

by Laurie Anstis on October 4, 2012

It has now been more than a year since the abolition of a default retirement age. Since then, employers who want to compulsorily retire employees have to show that any such retirement is justified, in accordance with the principles set (…)

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Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police in the Supreme Court

by Laurie Anstis on May 7, 2012

Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police (pdf) (press summary here (pdf)), which was heard at the same time as Seldon, deals with the separate question of indirect age discrimination. The facts Mr Homer worked as a legal advisor for (…)

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Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes in the Supreme Court

by Laurie Anstis on April 25, 2012

The case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes has been something of an obsession for this blog, accounting for three individual posts looking at the case and its implications. We now have the full judgment (pdf) and the useful press summary (pdf) from the (…)

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Top 5 employment law issues for 2012

by Laurie Anstis on January 8, 2012

Last year I set out what I thought would be the top 5 employment law issues for 2011. Here’s what I think will be important in 2012: 1. Abolition of the default retirement age/age discrimination The abolition of the default (…)

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Compensation for injury to feelings in discrimination claims – the Vento bands

by Laurie Anstis on August 18, 2011

Section 124 of the Equality Act 2010 governs the amount of compensation that can be awarded by an employment tribunal in a successful discrimination claim. This in turn refers to section 119, which provides that: An award of damages may (…)

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