Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust  IRLR 491 CA
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Age discrimination: Decision on age grounds to issue dismissal notice to redundant employee prior to formal consultation was justified
- 26 September 2012
In Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust  IRLR 491 CA, the Court of Appeal held that the employer was justified in issuing a redundancy dismissal notice to an employee prior to formal consultation so as to avoid his remaining in its employment until his 50th birthday.
- 1 June 2012
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Age discrimination: NHS trust justified in dismissing redundant chief executive before 50 to avoid windfall
- 26 March 2012
The Court of Appeal has held that the employer was justified in dismissing a senior member of staff, who had been at risk of redundancy for some time, before he reached the age of 50 to avoid him getting a pension "windfall". However, it stressed that this case has unusual facts and it is not opening the door for employers to time a reorganisation solely to prevent an employee from qualifying for enhanced pension rights.