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Employment Law Report 2011 CPD Training Bundle
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at those involved in employment law and interested in discrimination law. It addresses some of the key legislative and case law developments in the sphere of age discrimination in the last 12 months. Building on the topics discussed in Part 1, this podcast focuses on several of the key EU cases concerning retirement and how the ECJ appears to be taking a divergent view from that of the UK. The podcast concludes with a consideration of the proposed changes to age discrimination in the provision of goods and services and where the seeds of a future possible conflict may lie.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand the source of domestic and supranational anti-discrimination law and what impact that might have;
  • Understand the direction of travel for EU anti age discrimination law from a number of ECJ decisions;
  • Be aware of the major points of conflict between the UK rationale on what can be justified as a legitimate aim and the EU perspective;
  • Have had a summary on the key points for employers to remember when considering issues of retirement;
  • Be aware of developments in age discrimination concerning the provision of goods and services.
Complex Difficulty: 4 of 5
Case Update
Sources and References:
  • EU Charter of Fundamental Rights;
  • Andersen (Social policy) [2010] EUECJ (C-499/08);
  • Kucukdevici v Swedex GmbH French Text [2009] EUECJ (C-555/07);
  • Mangold (Social policy) [2005] EUECJ (C-144/04);
  • Rosenbladt (Social policy) [2010] EUECJ (C-45/09);
  • Fuchs (Social policy) [2011] EUECJ (C-159/10);
  • Georgiev (Social policy) [2010] EUECJ (C-250/09);
  • Petersen (Social policy) [2010] EUECJ (C-341/08).

This podcast examines both the UK and European case law and legislative developments on age discrimination. Part two focuses how age discrimination and retirement is dealt with on the continent, building on discussion in Part 1 which examined issues of lawful retirement of workers after the abolition of the DRA.

Podcast added: 08/09/2011

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