Lloyd v BCQ Group Ltd
Mr Lloyd was employed by BCQ Group Ltd from 1978. In May 2007, he suffered a back injury in an accident. He returned to work briefly, but was then absent due to ill health until his dismissal in May 2011.
Mr Lloyd More...25 March 2013 00:01
Employment lawyer Felicity Staff explores the legal implications of employing workers under the age of 25. According to a recent survey commissioned by The Prince's Trust that assessed the happiness of 2,136 young people aged between 16 and 25, aro More...18 March 2013 12:00
If an employee is awarded a far greater sum of money as part of an enhanced redundancy package than their younger colleague, most HR professionals would cry "age discrimination". However, under the veil of public interest, things are not quite that More...04 March 2013 14:54
It is in employers' interests to enable older workers to remain in employment for as long as possible, with more than half (56%) of those over the age of 55 planning to remain in work beyond state retirement age, according to the Chartered Institute of More...04 December 2012 15:48
People used to work beyond statutory retirement age because they enjoyed the purpose and social interaction of employment. Now they can't afford not to. How should benefits adapt to, and protect, an ageing workforce? Emma Page reports. With the aboli More...26 October 2012 10:06
Many benefits are offered only to senior employees, but why? Extending certain perks to a wider audience can make HR and financial sense through improved ease of access, worksite marketing and economies of scale. Emma Page reports. In its Comprehensi More...01 August 2012 10:40
For the past year, employers have been unable to give notice of retirement to employees, and it is more than five years since age discrimination legislation was introduced in the UK.
One might expect that organisations have made significant progres More...17 May 2012 12:37
This week saw two significant age discrimination cases reach the Supreme Court, both of which involve issues that employers need to be aware of. The cases are now the leading authorities for age discrimination.
The cases, Seldon v Clarkson Wright a More...26 April 2012 14:33
The recent Court of Appeal decision in Woodcock v Cumbria Primary Care Trust is the latest ruling on whether or not an employer can objectively justify acts of discrimination purely for reasons of cost. Chris Wellham, employment lawyer at Hogan L More...10 April 2012 12:09
While the latest Employment Tribunal Service statistics show that the average award for age discrimination claims nearly tripled in 2010/11 , many other types of discrimination claims saw drops in the size of the average payout. Laura Chamberlain exami More...12 September 2011 14:47
The average award for age discrimination claims has risen by nearly £20,000 since last year, bringing the average to nearly three times that in 2009/10, according to Tribunal Service statistics.
Successful age discrimination cases resulted in an ave More...01 September 2011 16:19
Number of discrimination claims brought to employment tribunal The number of age discrimination claims accepted by employment tribunals in 2010-11 has risen by nearly one-third (30.8%) to 6,800, according to Tribunals Service More...01 July 2011 15:56
One aspect of the proposed pension reforms, the need for people to work longer, has long been recognised. People are living longer, with life expectancy 10 years higher than it was in the 1970s. Pension pots, whether part of a public sector defined More...27 June 2011 10:11
Employers should pay greater focus to the training and performance management of older workers or face falling foul of the law when the default retirement age (DRA) is phased out, says the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The More...20 June 2011 15:25
A "well-known celebrity chef" has obtained a temporary restricted reporting order to prevent the press from revealing the identities of people involved in claims brought against him by two former employees.
The chef is facing claims of unfair dismis More...06 May 2011 13:06
An employment tribunal has held that a former BBC employee's belief in the "higher purpose" of the broadcaster is a philosophical belief under discrimination legislation.
Devan Maistry claimed that the BBC had unfairly dismissed and discriminated ag More...05 April 2011 14:25
The abolition of the default retirement age (DRA) has been a long time coming. Sian Thomas, director of social enterprise organisation Synuron, examines why there have been calls to delay it and offers practical guidance on how to prepare. This More...14 January 2011 10:31
The Government has confirmed that the Default Retirement Age (DRA) will be phased out from April this year, despite calls from business groups to delay the process. Currently, employers can use the DRA to compulsorily retire workers when they reach t More...13 January 2011 13:03
Former BBC Countryfile presenter Miriam O'Reilly has won her employment tribunal against the BBC on the grounds of ageism and victimisation but lost her case for sexism.
O'Reilly, 53, was one of four women aged in their 40s and 50s who were told in More...12 January 2011 10:48
Three quarters of employers haven't hired from disadvantaged groups, such as young people without qualifications, ex-offenders or older workers, in the last three years. This is according to research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Deve More...22 December 2010 13:28