Employers faced with discrimination claims based on statistics appearing to show discriminatory treatment against certain categories of employee, may be able to show non-discriminatory reasons for the statistics, and therefore no unlawful discrimination, following a recent ruling.
Employers should consider whether their decision not to offer an older employee voluntary redundancy is because they will be entitled to more compensation than a younger employee. If it is, they risk an age discrimination claim.
A limited company which was a member of a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) could bring an age discrimination claim when it was discriminated against by the LLP on grounds of its shareholder/director's age, the court has ruled.
Businesses will welcome four new sets of guidance from Acas covering a number of issues that arise in the workplace.
Directors' Briefings and Start-Up Briefings are four-page guides written for the busy practitioner, director and entrepreneur providing concise, practical advice on core business issues.
Discrimination against employees on any grounds other than their ability to do the job is a bad idea — and could also be illegal. If an employee or potential employee brings a discrimination case against your business, you could be tied up in costly and time-consuming legalities for months. If they win, you could be liable for unlimited damages.
Employment law is a complex area that is full of pitfalls. Getting it right means keeping in touch with developments, thinking out your policies and implementing them with care.
Although some employees and employers can now choose to follow an alternative dispute resolution procedure, most employee complaints are still heard at an employment tribunal. You need to take tribunals seriously. If you have well-thought-out procedures, and follow them, you can prepare good evidence, making it easy to defend your actions.
Age at work: How should employers prepare for an ageing workforce
Advice on how employers should provide for an increasingly older British workforce, in areas such as training, health care and retirement planning.
British companies are facing new challenges in relation to dismissing employees based on retirement age.
Time to make the right decisions
The article discusses British court cases involving dismissals alleged to result from age discrimination.
Age concerns: how the Equality Act affects individual rights in the workplace
Russell Jones and Walker Solicitors explain the protection given by the legislation, what behaviour is prohibited and the exceptions and exemptions.