Age Discrimination

Age discrimination

In the EAT case of Kraft Foods UK Ltd v Hastie it has been determined that applying a cap in a contractual redundancy scheme preventing employees recovering more as a redundancy payment than they would have earnt if they remained in employment until retirement age is not unlawful indirect age discrimination.  The EAT found that […]

By |2019-12-25T17:23:43+00:00July 8th, 2010|Age Discrimination, Redundancy|0 Comments

Equality Bill

The third reading of the Equality Bill took place in the House of Lords yesterday. The Bill has now been passed and returned to the Commons with amendments.  The Government are hoping for Royal Assent before the General Election. Of particular note is the debate as to what could potentially amount to a philosophical belief in […]

Anglia TV caught up in age row

Anglia TV earlier this year underwent a major restructure merging its east and west programmes and reducing headcount by around 30. Dianne Stradling and Rebecca Atherstone, who were both TV reporters for Anglia TV, were made redundant. They have presented a claim to the Tribunal alleging that the reason for their selection was because both were over the […]

By |2020-01-28T18:49:25+00:00December 23rd, 2009|Age Discrimination, Unfair Dismissal|0 Comments

Retirement Procedure

We have had a number of enquiries recently about the retirement procedures under Schedule 6 of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.  As the notification timescales are important I thought it would be worth a blog as a reminder.  An employer’s failure to comply could result in claims for unfair dismissal and age discrimination from an employee which can […]

By |2019-12-25T17:45:59+00:00February 19th, 2009|Age Discrimination, Unfair Dismissal|0 Comments