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what are “settlement agreements” and how, if at all, do they differ from compromise agreements?

During the second reading of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill on 11 June Vince Cable announced that the Government wants to promote and increase the use of agreements relating to the termination of employment as an alternative to employment tribunal proceedings. No details were provided but the intention is to "ensure that the offer…

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The end of the Beecroft Review

From Hansard: Jonathan Edwards (Carmarthen East and Dinefwr) (PC): Will the Secretary of State give the House categorical assurances that this House and the other House will not use the Bill to include the recommendations of the Beecroft review, with specific reference to sack-on-the-spot? Vince Cable: I can give a categorical assurance. Of course, as…

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indirect discrimination related to retirement is unlawful age discrimination

Another important age discrimination and retirement case this month is Homer v West Yorks Police, which concerned a senior police officer who became a legal adviser at the Police National Legal Database after retiring from the police aged 51. At the time he joined, there was no requirement for advisers to have a law degree,…

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justification for direct age discrimination must be related to the general public interest

This month’s biggest employment law news stories have to be the Supreme Court’s two decisions on age discrimination in Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes and Homer v West Yorks Police. Both give useful guidance about how cases on age discrimination will be considered from now on – but both leave questions to be considered…

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