Lockwood v Department of Work and Pensions 2013 EWCA Civ 1195Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 1195
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The claimant worked as an Administrative Officer for the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP). She accepted voluntary redundancy 2007 aged 26 to the sum of nearly £11,000 in severance pay based on her 8 years' service. If she was aged 35 or over, she would have received a further sum of £17,690.58 pursuant to the scheme rules in place.
The claimant brought proceedings on the basis of direct age discrimination at the ET but was unsuccessful. The ET held there were material differences between the claimant's particular age group (under 35) and the age group relied on (over 35) and as a consequence the two were not actually correspondent. The ET also argued that even if it was found that the
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