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U.K. Severance Pay and Age Discrimination

September 29, 2008

By Christopher Walter and Chris Bracebridge

The U.K. age discrimination regime came into force on October 1, 2006, and continues to generate case law at an impressive rate. This Stay Current summarizes recent age discrimination decisions relating to enhanced severance payments. This topic is of increasing relevance in the current economic climate, as reductions in force/redundancies proliferate.

We also briefly highlight a critical compliance date in relation to the new U.K. immigration regime. This is of importance to those persons within employers who are responsible for managing U.K. work permit/visa applications.