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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
Plays on Computer:
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Contributor(s):
Course Aims:

This podcast aims to examine some recent cases that demonstrate the justification of age discrimination in the context of employment benefits. It will discuss the ambit of the 2006 Age Regulations, benefits based upon length of service, retirement, barriers to promotion based on age and pay protection schemes. It will also look at a number of recent interesting cases.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Be aware of the ambit of the 2006 Age Regulations;
  • Understand in what circumstances benefits based on length of service will be discriminatory;
  • Understand when discrimination based upon age is unlawful;
  • Understand how age can be a factor in barriers to promotion and the case of Homer;
  • Be aware of developments about the default retirement age in the UK;
  • Understand how age discrimination can feed into a dispute about pay protection.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Sources and References:
  • Equality Act 2010;
  • Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/2408) r 3, 7, 32;
  • Rolls Royce plc v Unite the Union [2009] EWCA Civ 387;
  • McCullough v ICI [2008] IRLR 896;
  • Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police [2010] EWCA Civ 419;
  • Pulham and others v London Borough of Barking and Dagenham [2009] All ER (D) 221.
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This podcast is about age discrimination in the context of employee pay and benefits. Age discrimination is unique among other types of discrimination in that it can be justified, this podcast examines how far justification extends to pay protection, length of service, promotion and redundancy.

Podcast last reviewed: 2011-08-30

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