Age discrimination

Justifying Age Discrimination – more than just cost saving (but not much more)

Stephen Richards

In my last blog piece I asked whether pension cost alone could justify discriminatory treatment in terminating employment. The answer is no, but it does help, the Court of Appeal has ruled: Woodcock v Cumbria PCT. Saving money can’t be the sole aim of a discriminatory practice – there has to be a non-cost reason Read More

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Age discrimination – justification on the grounds of cost?

Stephen Richards

Clients often question whether the costs that would result from changes made to their pension schemes to comply with age discrimination laws can be taken into account when determining whether the changes need to be made. How much weight can be given to costs to justify age discrimination? We should be finding out the answer Read More