Lockwood v Department for Work and Pensions and another EAT/0094/12

Reports relating to this case:

  • Age discrimination: Higher severance payments for older employees were justified

    Date:
    11 June 2013

    In Lockwood v Department for Work and Pensions and another EAT/0094/12, the EAT held that a voluntary redundancy scheme providing higher severance payments to older workers did not amount to unlawful direct age discrimination because the differential treatment was a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim of a public interest nature.

  • EAT holds age-related severance payments not discriminatory

    Date:
    7 February 2013

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a voluntary redundancy scheme that provided different severance payments for two different age groups of employees was not age discriminatory because the differential treatment was justified.