Age Discrimination and enhanced Redundancy pay schemes

 

Under the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, discrimination on age grounds can sometimes be justified.

 

 

 

 

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Wellers Law group LLP in Bromley, Kent (part of the Wellers Law Group) - areas covered - Kent, Beckenham, Orpington, Bromley, Chislehurst, Keston, Swanley, West Wickham, Tunbridge Wells, Croydon

Cooke Matheson Solicitors in Gray's Inn, London (part of the Wellers Law Group) - areas covered - London - City, Westminster, Gray's Inn, Surrey

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The statutory redundancy scheme is based on age and length of service but is exempt, by Section 33 of the Regulations, from being discriminatory.  However, an employer’s own enhanced redundancy pay scheme is only exempt if it mirrors the statutory scheme, applying the same multiplier to all aspects of it – see Section 33(3) of the Regulations – or if it can be objectively justified as a ‘proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim’, such as rewarding loyalty or providing assistance to older employees who might find it harder to find another job.

For further advice regarding age discrimination and redundancy or for legal advice relating to employment problems please email:

Patrick McGrath tel: 0208 464 4242

James Baird tel: 0208 464 4242

Darryl Anthony tel: 0208 464 4242

Robert Mallet  tel  0207 242 7265

or email your enquiry to employmentlaw@wellerslawgroup.com

 

Contact our Employment Law Team

If you are an employer, for further information or advice please contact a member of our employment law teams:

Bromley Office: 0208 464 4242

London Office: 0207 242 7265

email: employmentlaw@wellerslawgroup.com