7th March 2017 Anna Copestake comments in Pensions Expert as government to appeal discrimination ruling

The government is set to appeal the employment tribunal’s recent verdict that more than 200 judges suffered discrimination as a result of pension changes. The Fire Brigades Union is also planning to challenge the result of a similar discrimination case, which it lost this year.

Anna Copestake commented that for employers it is crucial to “have all your ducks in a row” in terms of evidencing that you have a legitimate aim.

“An aim to protect an age-determined group of workers who the employer believes are disadvantaged may well be an aim, but it may not always be a legitimate aim if prodded by a court.”

Anna also explained that employers need to think about precisely how, and in what ways, those workers are disadvantaged, and be prepared to dig out the evidence to back that up

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