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Cloisters barristers provide evidence on children's rights

Cloisters barristers provide evidence on children's rights
Robin Allen QC and Dee Masters provided written evidence to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights concerning the rights of children. They argued that in order to comply with international law, the remit of the Equality Act 2010 should be broadened to protect children and young people from age discrimination in the fields of goods, facil...
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Challenging stereotypical assumptions: age discrimination and student loans

Challenging stereotypical assumptions: age discrimination and student loans
by Dee Masters The Court of Session has recently handed down a decision which highlights the importance of public bodies reassessing assumptions concerning older people so as to ensure that they are not acting in a way which is discriminatory. In Scotland, student loans, which cover living expenses during periods of study, are only available to peo...
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Dee Masters speaks at Legal-Island's 10th Equality Law Update in Northern Ireland

Dee Masters speaks at Legal-Island's 10th Equality Law Update in Northern Ireland
Dee Masters today spoke at Legal-Island's 10th Equality Law Update at the Merchant Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland. The session covered Age Discrimination and Goods, Facilities and Services (GFS) and the wide ranging implications for businesses, services providers and consumers alike. A copy of the paper can be found by clicking here.

Retirement of Cricketing Umpires

Retirement of Cricketing Umpires
Cloisters barrister Declan O’Dempsey represented Peter Willey and George Sharp against the English Cricket Board at Central London Employment Tribunal this week. The umpires brought cases, backed by Prospect union , for unfair dismissal and age discrimination when they were forced to retire by the ECB because they were reaching 65.  The ECB sa...
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When is it time to stop judging? Age Discrimination and the Judiciary

by Tamar Burton

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New report published on age and employment A new thematic report from the European Network of Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field, titled "Age and Employment" is now available.

New report published on age and employment A new thematic report from the European Network of Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field, titled "Age and Employment" is now available.
New report published on age and employment  A new thematic report from the European Network of Legal Experts in the non-discrimination field, titled "Age and Employment" is now available. This report, written by Declan O'Dempsey and Anna Beale, supervised by Mark Freedland, is published by the European Commission and examines some practical as...
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Age limits in the boardroom: Can they achieve gender diversity?

Age limits in the boardroom: Can they achieve gender diversity?
Age limits in the boardroom: Can they achieve gender diversity?  Dee Masters and Catherine Richmond
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Daphne Romney QC and Dee Masters Beginner's guide to the ban on age discrimination in goods and services - click here

Daphne Romney QC and Dee Masters Beginner's guide to the ban on age discrimination in goods and services - click here
Daphne Romney QC and Dee Masters Beginner's guide to the ban on age discrimination in goods and services - click here

Dee Masters in the ELA Briefing. Should retirement ages be linked to pension eligibility?

Dee Masters in the ELA Briefing. Should retirement ages be linked to pension eligibility?
Dee Masters in the ELA Briefing. Should retirement ages be linked to pension eligibility? Click here
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Rachel Crasnow's article about age discrimination in healthcare can be found here

Rachel Crasnow's article about age discrimination in healthcare can be found here
Rachel Crasnow's article about age discrimination in healthcare can be found here