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Age discrimination—the statutory framework Statutory provisions prohibiting age discrimination were first introduced into English law in 2006 as a result of developments...

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Exceptions for age discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 The general non-discrimination rule for occupational pension schemes in the Equality Act 2010 (the Equality...

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This Practice Note considers disability discrimination within the meaning of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) in the specific context of pensions. What is disability...

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The basic principles under European law Under European law, pensions paid under the terms of a private occupational pension scheme are deferred remuneration. The...

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What are guaranteed minimum pensions? Guaranteed minimum pensions (GMPs) arrived on the pension scene on 6 April 1978, at the same time as the State Earnings-Related...

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On 17 May 1990 the European Court of Justice decided, in Barber v Guardian Royal Exchange [1990] 2 All ER 660, that men and women’s entitlement to equal pay for equal...

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Legislative framework In broad terms, workers employed under fixed-term contracts are protected against: • treatment which is less favourable than that given to workers...

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What is objective justification? Under the Equality Act 2010 ('the Equality Act'), there is prima facie indirect discrimination if A applies a provision, criterion or...

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Objective justification is a phrase most often encountered as shorthand for the process of showing that a provision, criterion or practice (PCP), which is disadvantageous...

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Many of the leading cases in the area of discrimination and part-time workers have been concerned with issues of sex discrimination. They are discussed in the Practice...

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The legislative framework There are two separate areas of legislation which have to be considered in the context of part-time workers and discrimination. The first area...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES This Practice Note explores the pension rights of same-sex spouses and civil partners, including the impact of...

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THIS PRACTICE NOTE APPLIES TO OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES This Practice Note explores the pension rights of opposite-sex and same-sex spouses and civil partners...

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This guide is primarily aimed at trainees, newly qualified lawyers and other persons who are new to or unfamiliar with pensions law. This guide discusses discrimination...

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The current position and how we got here As in other areas of discrimination law which apply to pension schemes, the law on sex discrimination is heavily influenced by...

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This Practice Note considers the key cases in the area of sex discrimination. The influence of European law can be seen clearly from the fact that many of the cases are...

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This Practice Note considers the key cases in the area of sex discrimination in the context of pension schemes. The influence of European law can be seen clearly from the...

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Common insurance practices before the Test-Achats case Insurance companies used to apply certain common practices before the Association belge des Consommateurs...

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