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UK’s Coronation Street looks to employment law for next storyline

One of the bastions of British soap opera has seemingly become tired of your run-of-the-mill torrid affaire/grisly murder/dodgy dealings stories and for a bit of dramatic spice has turned instead to the world of employment law. While as lawyers we already know that there is little which makes more compelling viewing than a juicy discrimination … Continue Reading

Performing at your peak – grounds for compulsory retirement in the UK?

Imagine trying to justify your compulsory retirement age on the basis that it represented roughly the point where your employees were performing at their best. Impossible, right?   Not so, said the London Central Employment Tribunal last month in White –v- Ministry of Justice. Hearing the claim of a Circuit Judge that his compulsory retirement at … Continue Reading

Age shall not weary him – Seldon age discrimination claim marches on

Back in June 2013 I reported, in hindsight somewhat optimistically, the “last knockings” of the saga formerly known as Seldon – v – Clarkson Wright & Jakes https://www.employmentlawworldview.com/miss-collegiality-invalid-justification-in-uk-age-discrimination-claims/.  This is the age discrimination claim by a law firm partner obliged to retire at 65, first brought in 2007 and finally killed off, we had thought, … Continue Reading

30 years old and on the scrapheap; are professional football clubs defying the UK’s age discrimination laws?

So there I was, happily watching one of those television shows where journalists sit around a table and talk earnestly about football when suddenly off the conversational subs’ bench leaps a real employment law issue. The reference was made by Henry Winter (Daily Telegraph Football Correspondent), who claimed that he receives emails on a regular … Continue Reading
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