This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers age discrimination and pension schemes.
In Christie v (1) Department for Constitutional Affairs (2) Department for Work and Pensions EAT/0140/07, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that there is not a common definition of worker in European law. Therefore a part-time tribunal chair who was paid a daily fee could not claim that he was covered by the part-time workers regulations.
The High Court has inflicted another defeat on the government in its attempt to avoid responsibility for compensating people who lost final-salary pension rights following the insolvency of their employer.
This article looks at some of the significant judgments in the area of equal pay over the past year and their implications.
The effectiveness of the protection that disclaimers in scheme explanatory booklets offer has been reaffirmed by the Court of Appeal.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to pensions.