Amanda Steadman is a professional support lawyer and Ed Gregory, Rosie Kight and Joanne Magill are associate solicitors at Addleshaw Goddard LLP. They round up the latest rulings.
Victoria Bell is managing associate and Gerri Hurst, Carly Mather and Andrew Nealey are associates and Eleanor Cittern is a trainee solicitor at Addleshaw Goddard LLP.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has rejected a council's claim that it was required by an enactment to place a cap on the redundancy pay of an older worker who had reached civil service pension age.
In Lockwood v Department for Work and Pensions and another EAT/0094/12, the EAT held that a voluntary redundancy scheme providing higher severance payments to older workers did not amount to unlawful direct age discrimination because the differential treatment was a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim of a public interest nature.
This unusual breach of contract case involving pilots who sought to be repaid loans that they made to an airline provides a useful reminder for employers of the definition of redundancy.
A table containing links to government websites providing online calculators and interactive guidance for employers.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that a voluntary redundancy scheme that provided different severance payments for two different age groups of employees was not age discriminatory because the differential treatment was justified.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to redundancy payments.