Employment Equality (Age) (Consequential Amendments) Regulations 2007 come into force

Implementation date: 6 April 2007

The Regulations make various amendments to legislation including providing that statutory sick pay will, in certain cases, not be prevented from arising for employees who are over pensionable age and not entitled to incapacity benefit. In addition, they amend the Employment Act 2002 (Dispute Resolution) Regulations 2004 so that, where an employee believes that disciplinary action brought by an employer constitutes age discrimination, the employee may initiate a grievance under the statutory grievance procedure. They also clarify that the statutory age discrimination questionnaire does not constitute a grievance under the statutory grievance procedures. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.