The Supreme Court has overturned the Court of Appeal's decision and held that civil partners and same-sex spouses are entitled to pension benefits accrued before the introduction of civil partnerships on 5 December 2005.
Updated to include information on Michalak v General Medical Council and others, in which the Supreme Court held that the employment tribunal had jurisdiction to hear a discrimination claim against the General Medical Council.
In this week's podcast, we explore the steps that you can take to reduce the risk of having an indirectly discriminatory provision, criterion or practice. We also discuss what to take into account when deciding whether or not indirect discrimination can be justified.
The employment tribunal held that the Equality Act 2010 failed to provide the required protection under EU law for a couple in a civil partnership who were denied accrual of benefits to which married couples were entitled under a pension scheme.
Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of decisions on discrimination.
In Training Commission v Jackson (22 January 1990) EOR31E, the EAT upholds an industrial tribunal's finding that the restriction under ET of childcare payments to "lone parents" was unjustifiable indirect discrimination on grounds of married status.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to indirect marriage and civil partnership discrimination.