Employment: Equality

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Anne Milton Anne Milton Shadow Minister (Culture and Tourism)

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 26 April 2007, Official Report, column 1212W, on employment equality, what assessment he has made of the effect of the implementation of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 on company benefits other than pensions available to retired employees; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Employment Relations & Postal Services)

It is still too early to assess the effect in practice of these regulations on company benefits other than pensions. Such benefits available to retired employees may be covered by the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 where the former employee can show that any age discrimination is closely linked to the former employment relationship.

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