Retirement

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  • Sex discrimination: Upper age limit does not indirectly discriminate against men

    Date:
    18 August 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Rutherford and another v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (No.2) [2006] IRLR 551 HL, the House of Lords holds that the statutory upper age limit of 65 for bringing complaints of unfair dismissal or claims for statutory redundancy pay does not indirectly discriminate against men, even though more men than women work beyond the age of 65.

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    The Regulations amend the voluntary early retirement scheme for the Police Service of Northern Ireland Reserve (Full-time) to adjust payments for the ranks of chief constable, deputy chief constable and assistant chief constable.

  • Retirement age: No jurisdiction to hear unfair dismissal claim of employee over 65

    Date:
    17 February 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Tarbert (Loch Fyne) Harbour Authority v Currie, the EAT holds that the employment tribunal had erred in finding that the employee had a retirement age of 70 simply because this was the age at which his predecessor had retired. No express oral term had been created through mention at the employee's job interview of his predecessor's retirement age.

  • Unfair dismissal: Normal retirement age not lower than contractual retirement age

    Date:
    28 October 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Royal and Sun Alliance Insurance Group plc v Payne, the EAT holds that the tribunal was correct to find that an employee with a contractual retiring age of 65 had been wrongfully and unfairly dismissed when his employer terminated his contract of employment at the age of 62.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 September 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.

  • Sex discrimination: Retirement age of 55 for BA employees not discriminatory

    Date:
    27 May 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Cross and others v British Airways plc, the EAT holds that the tribunal was wrong in law to state that s.109 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 did not apply to exclude employees who had attained their normal retirement age by the date of their dismissal from claiming unfair dismissal.

  • Case round-up: Compromise agreements

    Date:
    17 May 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering compromise agreements.

  • Case round-up: Unfair dismissal

    Date:
    26 April 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering unfair dismissal.

  • European Union: ECJ case law round-up

    Date:
    1 March 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    In our latest round-up of cases from the European Court of Justice, we look at cases on equal pay, maternity leave and equal treatment, the variation of terms relating to early retirement following a transfer of an undertaking, working time and European Works Councils.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 February 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Hilary Slater, consultant with Cobbetts solicitors, provides a round-up of employment tribunal decisions on discrimination.