Judicial Pension Scheme Discriminated On Age, Sex And Race
24 January 2017
The Central London Employment Tribunal has ruled that the Ministry of Justice's decision to allow older judges to stay in the previous judicial pension scheme whilst younger judges were required to transfer to a new, less generous scheme was unlawful. As younger members of the judiciary were more likely to be BAME or female, the tribunal ruled that the policy was also discriminatory on the grounds of race and sex. The Government is considering whether to appeal the judgement, which may impact on transitional pension scheme arrangements across the public and private sectors.