Employers should review their policies, criteria and procedures (PCPs) to ensure they do not indirectly discriminate against particular groups of employees on the basis of a protected characteristic, following a recent case. The ruling makes it easier for employees to bring indirect discrimination claims in those circumstances.
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.
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.
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