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Doctor’s strike: A bitter pill to swallow

In a decision very unpopular with the public and the media, the BMA has confirmed that for the first time in almost 40 years Doctors will take industrial action over the implementation of major changes to the NHS pension scheme. … Continue reading

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Will the Seldon case bring back enforced retirement?

The recent case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes presented an opportunity for the Supreme Court to consider the circumstances in which enforcing a compulsory retirement age could be justified.   The Equality Act 2010, prohibits employers from (amongst other … Continue reading

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Local Government Pension Scheme: New draft legislation proposes mandatory bond requirement for admission agreements

In December 2011 the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) issued a consultation letter to all administering authorities in the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) inviting comments on the draft provisions of its proposed new legislation: the Local Government … Continue reading

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Indirect age discrimination justified in cost-based selection procedure for redundancy

Is an employer justified in selecting employees for voluntary redundancy on the basis of who would cost the least to dismiss, even where such a selection would give rise to indirect age discrimination to employees in a particular age group? … Continue reading

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Employment Law – Legislative look-ahead for 2012

As we enter the new year, Devonshires’ Employment Team has been examining the changes that lie ahead for employment legislation in 2012. This Bulletin provides an overview of upcoming legal developments, including unfair dismissal, pensions, gender diversity on boards, Employment … Continue reading

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Employers’ responses to the scrapping of the Default Retirement Age

As we reported in our entry of 29 June 2011, the default retirement age was to be scrapped with effect from October 2011. Now we are living with no default retirement age, what are employers now doing? A survey of … Continue reading

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The scrapping of the Default Retirement Age – what do you think?

The default retirement age was introduced in 2006 with the aim of protecting people from being forced out of jobs early.  However, an unintended consequence has seen many workers who want to work into their late 60s and even early … Continue reading

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