Sex discrimination: Equality required in occupational pensions
This report relates to 1 case(s)
Barber v Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Group  IRLR 240 ECJ (2 other reports)
In practical terms for UK employers, the recent decision in Barber v Guardian Royal Exchange Assurance Group is probably the most momentous decision ever to emanate from the European Court of Justice. The Court holds that occupational pensions payable under a contracted-out scheme constitute "pay" under Article 119 of the Treaty of Rome, and so must be offered to men and women on equal terms. Therefore, any disparity in the age at which the pension becomes payable is unlawful.