Posts from Hardwicke

Direct age discrimination and the provision of permanent health insurance (PHI) following Smith v Gartner and Whitham v Capita: a call for clarification

Does an employer directly discriminate against its employee because of his or her age by ceasing PHI payments prior to the employee reaching the greater of age 65 or their state pension age? The employment tribunal (ET) in Whitham v Capita Insurance Services Ltd ET/2505448/12 answered this question with an emphatic yes. However, the EAT … Continue reading Direct age discrimination and the provision of permanent health insurance (PHI) following Smith v Gartner and Whitham v Capita: a call for clarification

“Do you get all of the service charge?”

Look no further than this press release from BEIS on 1 October 2018 to gauge the government’s enthusiasm for highlighting that it has been thinking about policy and issues other than Brexit over the last couple of years: “The government has announced plans to ensure that tips left for workers will go to them in … Continue reading “Do you get all of the service charge?”