Author: Simon Cheetham
Simon Cheetham is a respected barrister and occasional lecturer on employment law issues, and Esther White, a partner at law firm Eversheds, has contributed the chapter on pensions. So the reader might expect a quality book full of relevant information presented in an easy-to-digest format.
This book does not disappoint. It starts by covering the European and UK backgrounds to the legislation, covering the scope and nature of this extremely well. This is followed by the concept of age discrimination. It goes on to cover discrimination in employment, retirement and dismissal, pay and other benefits, educational and vocational training, pensions, and liabilities and remedies.
The chapters are set out logically and provide a thorough understanding of the law involved. It is very easy to find the relevant sections of the legislation and, from these, to construct the necessary letters to employees and workers at the appropriate times.
The appendices are well structured, starting with the regulations, and going on to include the Acas Guide for Employers. Again, this makes it easy to find the relevant information.
The reader will have to watch out for any changes to the pensions regulations, however.
The age discrimination regulations have been lauded as one of the most important pieces of legislation for many years. This book covers them extremely well and is definitely one for the lawyer’s and practitioner’s bookshelf.
Useful? Five out of five stars
Well-written? Four out of five stars
Practical? Four out of five stars
Inspirational? Three out of five stars
Value for money? Five out of five stars
Overall Four out of five stars
Reviewed by Ron Hancock, bursar and clerk, Bradford Grammar School
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