In this case, which has drawn a lot of media attention, the tribunal held that a well-known former BBC presenter suffered age discrimination at the hands of the corporation.
In Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce v Beck EAT/0141/10, the EAT held that the employment tribunal was entitled to find that, notwithstanding the inherently unlikely nature of an age discrimination claim on the facts, the employer's deliberate use of the word "younger" in a person specification, contrary to expert advice, was sufficient to shift the burden of proof to the employer.
Ceri Hughes, David Parry, and Carly Mather, associates at Addleshaw Goddard, detail the latest rulings.
A quiz for line managers to test their knowledge on the law and practice relating to age discrimination.
A quiz for line managers to test their knowledge on the law and practice relating to bullying and harassment.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has questioned the current approach adopted by tribunals that an employer cannot justify age discrimination on the ground of cost alone.
In Kraft Foods UK Ltd v Hastie EAT/0024/10, the EAT held that a contractual redundancy scheme that capped payments at the total amount of earnings that the employee would have received prior to retirement was justified as a proportionate means of preventing redundant employees from receiving a windfall.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to age discrimination.