• Tribunal issues first judgment on age discrimination and pensions
  • October 19, 2007 | Author: Michael D. Calvert
  • Law Firm: Reed Smith Richards Butler LLP - London Office
  • Around one year after the introduction of the age discrimination legislation the first Tribunal case considering how the new law applies to pensions has been decided. While the case turned on its specific facts, a number of more general conclusions can be drawn, particularly as regards the indicators the Tribunals will look for when deciding whether there is objective justification for actions which would otherwise be unlawful. It is not yet clear whether the ruling will be appealed.