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More expensive health premiums for older workers were justified

Is it age discrimination to provide private medical insurance (PMI) to staff under a flexible benefits scheme where the cost of cover depends on the age of the employee? No, according to this tribunal decision.

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Swann v GHI Insurance Services UK Ltd
 

Making stereotypical assumptions about a young worker

W was sacked 10 weeks after starting work, having been told she was too young for the job. The tribunal found the company made a ‘stereotypical assumption that capability equals experience and experience equals older age’ and that ‘age was the predominant reason to dismiss’.

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Wilkinson v Springwell Engineering Ltd
 


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