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Justifying difference in treatment over pensions on grounds of age (Kleinsteuber v Mars GmbH)

Justifying difference in treatment over pensions on grounds of age (Kleinsteuber v Mars GmbH)
Published on: 17 August 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
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Pensions analysis: The Court of Justice of the European Union has given its approval that an employer may be justified in treating early leavers differently from members who stay until retirement age regarding an occupational pension scheme, even if this leads to a difference in treatment on the grounds of age. Lydia Seymour, barrister at Outer Temple Chambers, discusses the German case of Kleinsteuber v Mars GmbH. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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