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Age discrimination: Keeping within pay constraints justified discriminatory pay policy

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    Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice [2021] IRLR 132 CA (0 other reports)

Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice [2021] IRLR 132 CA

age discrimination | indirect discrimination | justification

In Heskett v Secretary of State for Justice, the Court of Appeal confirmed that, while cost alone is not sufficient, the employer's need to reduce expenditure due to budgetary constraints imposed by the Government is a legitimate aim, and the discriminatory pay policy a proportionate means of achieving that aim.