UK employment law news

Our news bulletins aim to highlight some of the most significant recent developments in UK employment law and practice. Colina Greenway is always happy to discuss the impact of these and other developments on particular client circumstances.

Supreme Court rules Employment Tribunal fee regime unlawful

The Supreme Court has today handed down a unanimous judgement declaring the Employment Tribunal fees regime introduced in July 2013 unlawful on the grounds that it restricts access to justice, contrary to both common law and European Union legal principles.

Justification of employer compulsory retirement ages

Since the statutory default retirement age of 65 was repealed in April 2011 employers have been able to set compulsory retirement ages for their own workforces, provided that they are objectively justified. The Supreme Court decision in the case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes give useful clarification of the tests that employers must meet in order to justify a compulsory retirement age.