Age discrimination: Ben Power published in The Times law pages

Ben Power’s article “Age discrimination is still the same old problem” was published in the prestigious law pages of The Times newspaper on 2 August 2018. Ben’s article discusses the conundrum of balancing equality for older workers against fairness for… Read on

Ageism in the workplace still rife

A parliamentary committee has published its report on its inquiry into older people in the workplace concluding that the government is failing to adequately enforce age discrimination law and that prejudice, unconscious bias and casual ageism are rife in the… Read on

Age discrimination fact sheet

We kick off our series of factsheets with age discrimination. We intend to cover topics which individuals may find of particular interest or, which are universally relevant but tricky to navigate. Our aim is to give basic facts about the… Read on

Changes to pension schemes discriminated against younger members

Two recent Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) decisions highlight how pension scheme changes can put younger employees at a disadvantage and be discriminatory on the grounds of age.   Background When an employer makes changes to employees’ pension benefits it is… Read on

39% of over 50s prefer flexible working before retirement

Following the UK’s silver workforce gaining the right to request flexible working last summer (recap here), a Government poll just published shows that 39% of over 50s not currently retired said that working part time or flexible hours before stopping… Read on

Was compulsory retirement at 70 legal?

Yes, said the employment tribunal in White v Ministry of Justice. Background Mr White was a retired circuit judge. He claimed that the Ministry of Justice’s statutory requirement to retire at age 70 was age discrimination. He argued that, at… Read on

Forced retirement at 65 legal?

In this judgment – probably the final chapter of the long-running Seldon case – the EAT held that the compulsory retirement age at 65 could be justified, and therefore legal. Background Because compulsory retirement at the age of 65 amounts… Read on

Silver workforce gain the right to request flexible working

From today, 30 June 2014, all employees with at least 26 weeks’ continuous service gain the right to request flexible working irrespective of child or dependent caring responsibilities. We anticipate employers will see a significant increase in requests particularly from… Read on