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The Government has confirmed its intention to give employment tribunals the power to impose financial penalties on employers where they breach a worker's rights and there are "aggravating features". 10 Oct 2013
A recent decision by the EU's highest court "casts a shadow of uncertainty" over the circumstances in which pension scheme actuaries can take account of the ages of scheme members in their calculations, an expert has said. 07 Oct 2013
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Employees hired to carry out jobs of equal value need not work in the same "establishment" in order to benefit from protections given to those in the "same employment" under equal pay law, the UK's highest court has confirmed. 28 Jun 2013
Employers looking to defend or reintroduce a mandatory retirement age will find "very little comfort" in last week's decision allowing a law firm to force a partner to retire at 65, an expert has said. 04 Jun 2013
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Everyone has an age and since October 2006, all employees have been able to take legal action against their employer if they believe they have been discriminated against on age grounds. The impact of age laws is likely to be very significant and it is essential for employers to gear themselves up for the challenges the new laws will bring.
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