Tag Archives: Proportionate

Selecting a Retirement Age: Is 65 just a number?

Summary The EAT has issued a decision in the well-known and long-running retirement case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes, which dealt with the question: Was the retirement age of 65 PROPORTIONATE to achieve the firm’s stated aims of retention of staff and workforce planning? Following the removal of the default retirement age, employers … Continue Reading

‘Costs plus’ approach to justifying discrimination in the UK endorsed by the Court of Appeal

The Court of Appeal in Woodcock v North Cumbria Primary Care Trust has ruled that the savings of costs alone will not, without more, amount to a legitimate aim so as to justify discrimination. In this case, Mr Woodcock was dismissed by reason of redundancy just before his 50th birthday in order to avoid his qualifying … Continue Reading
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