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Employer breaches duty of care for failure to warn member of danger of missing ill-health pension deadline (Mrs S PO-20087)

Published on: 24 November 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Employer breaches duty of care for failure to warn member of danger of missing ill-health pension deadline (Mrs S PO-20087)
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  • What was the Pensions Ombudsman’s decision?
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Article summary

Pensions analysis: In the determination of Mrs S (PO-20087), the Pensions Ombudsman upheld a complaint that an employer took too long to process an incapacity pension application thereby breaching a duty of care (which it had voluntarily adopted) to the member to act without delay in processing the ill-health application. Martin Scott of gunnercooke LLP looks at the decision. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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