The equality watchdog has called on the government to scrap forced retirement at 65 to create more employment opportunities for older workers.
The call from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) comes as the House of Lords are expec More...25 January 2010 09:03
Update 14 February 2011: the default retirement age (DRA) will be scrapped from 1 October 2011 , with transitional arrangements from 6 April 2011. Read our guide on the 10 things employers need to know about the abolition of t More...22 January 2010 14:58
Pressure is mounting on the government to use the Equality Bill to ditch the default retirement age (DRA). Personnel Today has learned that an amendment to the Equality Bill has been tabled in the House of Lords by Anthony Lester, which see More...15 January 2010 16:48
A 42-year-old banker has won an age discrimination ruling against his employer after being made redundant during the credit crisis in 2008, it has emerged.
The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (CIBC) is facing a potentially large payout after the More...04 January 2010 09:50
A number of British Airways female cabin crew have claimed that their employer's policy of forcing retirement upon Hong Kong-based employees at age 45 is discriminatory on grounds of both age and race. They have asked a London employment appeal tribu More...27 November 2009 10:15
Bristol television presenter Lisa Azizis pursuing a claim of racial discrimination against her employer, ITV.
The West Country Tonight co-presenter is taking ITV to an employment tribunal over claims of race and age and sex discrimination.
In p More...23 November 2009 09:00
Glasgow City Council’s HR chief has insisted plans to target over-50s in a redundancy drive are not discriminatory. Yesterday, the local authority announced it would write to all 3,500 employees over the age of 50 outlining a "guarantee More...11 November 2009 14:03
Scotland's largest local authority is to offer redundancy deals to all staff over 50 as part of a cost-cutting programme. Glasgow City Council is to write to all 3,500 employees over the age of 50, outlining voluntary redundancy packages, including More...10 November 2009 08:30
Age management specialists in my prime have urged the government to take incisive action to encourage employers and individuals themselves to bring about swift and comprehensive change in respect of a wide range of factors which have emerged from demogr More...04 November 2009 15:07
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld an Employment Tribunal's decision that Mr Wooster had been unlawfully discriminated against on the grounds of age by being made redundant at 49 to save the costs of an early retirement pension that he wou More...04 November 2009 00:19
The High Court has upheld the UK's default retirement age, which allows employers to force workers to retire once they reach the age of 65. As it stands, any retirement at age 65 or above (or at the normal retirement age for the post if that is More...04 November 2009 00:08
Sixteen council workers have won the right to pursue claims of age discrimination against the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.
The employees argued that the criteria set out in the council's long-service award scheme was an unlawful breach of More...29 October 2009 09:58
Ageism in City firms must stop if gender inequality issues are to be addressed, HR professionals and equality officials have warned.
Giving evidence at the 'Women in the City' Treasury select committee this week, Trevor Phillips, chairman of the Eq More...23 October 2009 09:32
Just half of employers have a formal pro-age recruitment policy, and many are nervous about discussing age-related issues with workers as they approach retirement, according to a report by the Institute for Employment Studies and the Policy Studies Inst More...21 October 2009 17:14
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A retired senior NHS workers wins £370,000 and £24,000 per year for life for stress-related injuries
We discuss the prospect of mandatory age audits as part of the Equality Bill
And we look at this week’s ann More...16 October 2009 16:10
The introduction of mandatory age audits as part of the Equality Bill would make little difference in tackling age discrimination, HR professionals and experts have warned.
Earlier this week, The Age and Employment Network (TAEN) called for a new cl More...16 October 2009 09:00
Employers should be forced to report the age breakdown of their staff through the Equality Bill, age campaigners have insisted.
Chris Ball, chief executive of The Age and Employment Network (TAEN), told Personnel Today that age audits should More...14 October 2009 08:00
Employers should not be complacent about the number of claims accepted by employment tribunals falling by a fifth, according to law experts. Figures published by the Tribunals Service this week revealed that 151,000 claims had been accepted in 200 More...02 October 2009 10:01
The Civil Service will scrap its mandatory retirement age for all employees from April 2010. Last year Cabinet Office chief Gus O'Donnell pledged to remove the retirement age for all staff below the most senior levels. Now he has promised to remove More...01 October 2009 11:37
Figures out today show that individual employment tribunal claims have increased since last year.
XpertHR has a wealth of information and guidance for employers and HR on how to handle tribunal claims.
Here are seven key steps to get you start More...30 September 2009 10:34