London Fire Commissioners & Others v Sargeant & Others [2021] UKEAT/0137/1202

Posted In: Case Law
  • Decision Number
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeal Tribunal (UKEAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality, Pensions
Issues covered: Discrimination; Pensions

This case involved challenges to transitional provisions established as part of the changes to public sector pensions after the Hutton Report of 2011.   The cases related not only to the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme but also other public bodies, such as the Judicial Pensions Scheme. The arguments raised by the claimants centred upon the fact that older workers received ‘tapered protection’ yet the younger workers were automatically transferred to the new pension schemes.  

This had originally been before the EAT in 2018 (Case Review on that decision here.) 

At that point the EAT upheld that the transitional provisions pursued legitimate aims in protecting those

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This article is correct at 19/02/2021

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