Updated to include information on BAE Systems (Operations) Ltd v McDowell, in which the EAT considered the correct approach to deciding whether or not the employer's discriminatory redundancy scheme was justified.
In Heron v Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council EAT/0566/12, the EAT held that direct age discrimination in accordance with the terms of the Civil Service Compensation Scheme did not give rise to the statutory authority defence under the Equality Act 2010.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has rejected a council's claim that it was required by an enactment to place a cap on the redundancy pay of an older worker who had reached civil service pension age.
Updated to reflect an increase in the cap on a week's pay, with effect from 6 April 2017.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to age discrimination (exceptions, eg national security).