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Todd v Sanquhar Home Limited

A Scottish ET has considered the level of compensation to be awarded when an employer does not give notice of intended retirement to an employee within the required timescales.

Skipper v BP plc

An age discrimination claim against BP was unsuccessful; Tribunal rules that BP does not have an "ageist" culture.

Sharma v Millbrook Beds Ltd

Sharma v Millbrook Beds Ltd involved an employer whose attempts to reduce the risk of a claim backfired.

Wilkinson v Springwell Engineering Ltd

The youngest claimant, in Wilkinson v Springwell Engineering Ltd, was 18 when she was dismissed, ostensibly on grounds of her capability.

McCoy v McGregor and Sons Ltd

This decision is a cautionary tale for employers who have not eliminated age-related language and questions from their recruitment exercises.

Hussain v Live Nation (Venues) Ltd

In relation to non-retirement dismissals, the decision in Hussain v Live Nation (Venues) Ltd illustrates the danger for an employer in seeking to play the ‘age card’.

Bloxham v Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

A tribunal has ruled that a law firm did not unlawfully discriminate on age grounds when it reformed its partner pension scheme - even though the extent of partners’ losses depended on their age.

Rainbow v Milton Keynes Council

A 61 year old teacher who was not shortlisted for a job advertised for candidates ‘in the first five years of their career’ was indirectly discriminated against on the grounds of her age.

Plewes v Adams Pork Produce

An employee dismissed one day before his 65th birthday succeeded in his age discrimination claim.