On 20 December 2018, the Court of Appeal in Lord Chancellor v McCloud (and others) held that in relation to the judicial and firefighters’ pension schemes, transitional provisions introduced in 2015 gave rise to unlawful age discrimination. The matter has been referred to Employment Tribunals to determine a remedy for claimants.
The purpose of this briefing is to set out the outcome of initial Case Management Discussions in the Employment Tribunals and to confirm next steps regarding the McCloud judgement
Case management discussions (CMDs) have been held in respect of the judiciary, police and Ministry of Defence police. Further CMDs will shortly be taking place in relation to claims made by firefighters and NHS employees. A CMD for firefighters is scheduled for the 18 December 2019. Others will be scheduled in due course.