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The Equality Act 2010 bans employers from committing direct and indirect age discrimination, harassment and victimisation against individuals because of their age. However, employers can justify direct and indirect age discrimination to achieve a legitimate aim through proportionate means.
To avoid allegations of age discrimination, employers should operate a compulsory retirement age only if it can be justified. For example, employees in some jobs where a high level of fitness or agility is required to undertake the role may be subject to an “employer-justified retirement age” for health and safety reasons.
29 Aug 2019
Teachers and doctors who have been moved on to less beneficial pension schemes have grounds for a legal challenge to ensure they don't lose out
2 Aug 2019
The government has conceded defeat over its attempt to alter police pensions, acknowledging that moving police officers to new police pension schemes, based on their age, is discriminatory.
28 Jun 2019
A landmark ruling that pension reforms discriminated against younger workers has been confirmed - with huge ramifications for the public sector
23 May 2019
A former Oxford University academic who was forced to retire at 67 has lost his claim for unfair dismissal and...
1 Apr 2019
A partner at a City law firm has issued a High Court action claiming that his firm consistently pushed older...
8 Feb 2019
An employment tribunal ruled this week that the dismissal of an 88-year-old medical secretary was unfair, and “tainted by discrimination”....
3 Dec 2018
The Dutchman who was attempting to change his age has lost his legal battle in Arnhem, the Netherlands.
26 Nov 2018
An 88-year-old secretary is suing the NHS for age discrimination after she was dismissed from her post at the Royal...
10 Sep 2018
Almost half of workers believe their age would hold them back when applying for a job – and nearly one...
13 Aug 2018
More than half of over-50s feel unsupported at work although millions of employees are planning to work longer than they...
26 Jul 2018
More and more over-50s are staying in work past state pension age. Camille Renaudon from Hibberts Solicitors looks at practical...
25 Jul 2018
Inclusion is essential for high performance but too many organisations only pay it lip service, writes Lee Russell of learning...
17 Jul 2018
Organisations in the UK are ignoring issues caused by the growing...
12 Mar 2018
Leigh Day has represented thousands of workers in employment claims they might not otherwise have been able to fight. But...