In case C-117/01: K B v National Health Service Pensions Agency and Secretary of State for Health, the ECJ ruled on 7 January 2004 that national legislation which denies transsexuals the right to marry is contrary to Community law if the effect of this is to deprive them of any entitlement to a survivor's pension.
After nearly three years, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has finally provided an answer to a question concerning the pension rights of transsexuals.
A new ruling in the long-running Preston case allows part-time employees, whose employment has been transferred, much longer to bring claims of indirect sex discrimination if they were refused entry to an occupational scheme due to the hours they work.
There have been two recent decisions on part timers' access to pension schemes under equal pay legislation; one from the European Court (ECJ) and another from the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT).
In Martin and others v South Bank University  IRLR 74 ECJ, the European Court of Justice held that early retirement benefits should be paid for by a new employer after a transfer of undertakings.
The House of Lords has ruled in Venables v Hornby (Inspector of Taxes)  UKHL 65 on the circumstances in which early retirement pensions can be taken.
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This week's case round-up from Eversheds, covering: communicating pensions changes; and dismissal for 'disreputable' conduct outside work.
In Ibekwe v London General Transport Services Ltd, the Court of Appeal holds that an employee's claim for damages for loss, resulting from his employer's alleged failure to inform him of his option to transfer accrued pension benefits to a new pension scheme, could not succeed.
In Kutz-Bauer v Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg the ECJ holds that articles 2(1) and 5(1) of the Equal Treatment Directive (No.76/207/EC) must be interpreted to mean that provisions of a collective agreement applicable to the public service, which denies women entry to a part-time working scheme at age 60 due to their eligibility for an old-age pension (while men are not so eligible until age 65) are precluded, unless they can be objectively justified by objective criteria not related to any discrimination on grounds of sex.
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