Nabarro Clarity Guides: Number 9 — age discrimination and legitimate aims

Welcome to the ninth Nabarro Clarity Guide. With effect from 1 December 2006, it has been unlawful for sponsoring employers and trustees of occupational pension schemes to discriminate on the grounds of age against members and prospective members, subject to certain exemptions and defences.

The age discrimination legislation is currently contained in the Equality Act 2010. This guide explores the steps that need to be considered in relation to a claim for age discrimination and notes the legitimate aims that have been recognised by the UK courts and the Court of Justice of the European Union…

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