Sargeant & Ors v London Fire & emergency Planning Authority & Ors  UKEAT/0116/17/LA and The Lord Chancellor & Anor v McCloud & Ors Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUKEAT 0071_17_2901
Legal BodyEmployment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality, Pensions
These two test cases related to the transitional provisions established as part of changes to public sector pensions introduced after the 2011 Hutton Report. Sergeant related to the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme, whilst a second case of McCloud related to the Judicial Pensions Scheme.
The basis of the appellants’ argument concerned provisions allowing older workers tapered protection, whereas younger workers were transferred to the new pension schemes without any transition period.
The EAT in both cases upheld the ET findings that that the transitional provisions pursued legitimate aims. This related to the Government’s aim of seeking to protect those closest to the standard pension age
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