Summary

From 1 October 2006 age discrimination legislation has made it unlawful for employers to discriminate against employees on the grounds of age, unless an exemption is in point or they can show objective justification for their actions.

By necessity, pension schemes have age-related limits and the legislation contains a number of exceptions that are designed to ensure that pension arrangements are disturbed as little as possible — while simultaneously guarding against unjustified age discrimination.

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