Lord Chancellor v McCloud [2018]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
    EWCA Civ 2844
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination, Pensions, Pay
Issues covered: Equal Pay; Pension Entitlement; Age Discrimination

This case came on foot of the transitional arrangements that were brought into place in 2015 that affected the pension entitlement of Judges and Firefighters.  This did not change the pension entitlement of those within 10 years of retirement - yet those between 10-14 years to retirement received some protection and those greater than 14 years received no protection.  The EAT found that there was less favourable treatment for young Judges and that the treatment was not a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.

In the case of the firefighters, the EAT held that there was a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.  This was on foot of ensuring that those

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This article is correct at 23/07/2019

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Jason Elliott BL

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