In Air Products plc v Cockram, the Court of Appeal held that the employment tribunal was correct to find that a rule in a long-term incentive share plan that employees whose employment terminates before they are 55 forfeit all unvested awards under the plan is justified.
Updated to reflect the increase in the cap on a week's pay for the purposes of calculating redundancy pay, in force on 6 April 2018.
Updated to include information on two EAT decisions considering whether or not similar changes to pensions schemes for firefighters and judges were justified.
A group of judges have won their Employment Appeal Tribunal case, which found that transitional arrangements to a new public sector pension scheme were unlawfully age discriminatory.
An employment tribunal has held that an estate agent administrator who resigned after she was told that she would be "better suited to a traditional estate agency" was subjected to age discrimination.
A table listing the age discrimination awards made by employment tribunals in 2016/17.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that, in assessing the employer's justification defence, the tribunal had failed to adopt a holistic approach and consider an age-related cap on redundancy payments within the broader context.
The UK ranks 19th out of 34 countries in terms of its employment rate of older workers, according to PwC's Golden Age Index.
Employers should commit to employing 12% more employees over the age of 50 by 2022, according to Andy Briggs, the Government's business champion for older workers.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to age discrimination.