Retirement

New and updated

  • Type:
    Legal timetable

    Sections coming into force on this date include section 234, which give the Secretary of State and the Northern Ireland Department the power to take action for the purpose of promoting or facilitating financial planning for retirement, and section 317, which provides that the Secretary of State must consult with such persons as he considers appropriate before making any regulations under this Act.

  • Unfair dismissal: Upper age limit does not indirectly discriminate against men

    Date:
    22 October 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Rutherford and another v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, the Court of Appeal holds that an employment tribunal erred in law in holding that the upper age limit default provisions in the Employment Rights Act 1996 relating to unfair dismissal and redundancy payments were indirectly discriminatory against men.

  • Discrimination against over-65s remains lawful

    Date:
    1 October 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    The Court of Appeal has upheld the EAT's decision that the statutory exclusion from employment rights for over-65s is lawful, in the most recent decision in the long-running case of Rutherford and another v Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (formerly against Harvest Town Circle Ltd and others).

  • Case round-up

    Date:
    7 September 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering the reduction of sick pay and victimisation claims on the basis of letters written.

  • Case digest

    Date:
    1 September 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

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

  • Contracts of employment: No implied duty to take care for employee's economic wellbeing

    Date:
    7 May 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Crossley v Faithful & Gould Holdings Ltd the Court of Appeal holds that there is no implied contractual obligation for an employer to take reasonable care for its employees' economic wellbeing.

  • Case round-up: wrongful dismissals

    Date:
    4 May 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering wrongful dismissals.

  • Case round-up: entitlement to long-term disability insurance; and employment status

    Date:
    6 April 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: entitlement to long-term disability insurance; and employment status.

  • Points of procedure: part 1

    Date:
    5 March 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    A review of recent significant cases on practice and procedure in the employment tribunals and the EAT.

  • Wall v British Compressed Air Society

    Date:
    1 February 2004
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Wall v British Compressed Air Society [2004] IRLR 147 CA, the Court of Appeal held that an employee's contractual retirement age where he or she is the only employee in that position sets up a presumption that this is the normal retirement age.