Law firm Lewis Silkin has an extremely highly regarded Employment and Immigration and Reward department with over 100 specialist employment lawyers. A group of those lawyers, all of whom have a special interest in age discrimination, developed considerable expertise in the area ahead of the implementation of the new laws and now regularly advise both employers and employees on age discrimination law. Leading that team is joint head of department, James Davies, who has had a particular interest in age discrimination for many years, co-authored the book "Age Discrimination" (published by Tottel) and is considered a leader in the field by many.
Ius Laboris is a world wide alliance of leading law firms providing specialised services in employment and labour law, pensions and employee benefits. Its member firms have contributed to the International section of this site and can provide expert advice on age discrimination laws in their home jurisdiction.
Sacker and Partners is the leading specialist pensions law firm in the UK with 44 expert lawyers, and a first-class client base of over 1,000 pension schemes, including around 20 FTSE 100 companies. Sacker and Partners won Pensions Law Firm of the Year 2006 and Niche Law Firm of the Year 2005.
The Employers Forum on Age (EFA) is an independent network of leading employers who recognise the value of an age diverse workforce. Founded in 1996 by 18 of the UK's top employers, the EFA sets the agenda for age and employment issues in the UK. In addition to supporting employers, the EFA influences Government, business and trade unions, and campaigns for real, practical change in issues such as flexible retirement and the age discrimination legislation.
The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS) is a Crown non-departmental public body of the Government of the United Kingdom. Its purpose is to improve organisations and working life through the promotion and facilitation of strong industrial relations practice.
ACAS has produced guidance to employers on how to operate without a Default Retirement Age.
This study aims to map the language of age at work. Adopting critical discourse analysis as a framework, we will consider the construction of age discourses; look at particular conceptions (such as generations) and examine the inter-relationships between these. This research project is supported by a grant from the Richard Benjamin Trust (see links). You can contact Dr Katrina Pritchard and Dr Rebecca Whiting at firstname.lastname@example.org
Futureofworkhub.info is a community blog and resource site that brings together the latest research, analysis and data from a wide range of stakeholders, with original comment and analysis from its community of thought leaders. Futureofworkhub.info is a community blog site launched by Lewis Silkin LLP in 2014. To go to the website, go to www.futureofworkhub.info