09 Oct 2019

Retrospective equalisation – a possibility?

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The CJEU's decision in the case of Safeway v Newton

Since the EU decision of Barber in May 1990, occupational defined benefit pension schemes have been grappling with effectively equalising their normal retirement dates for male and female members. In the case of Safeway v Newton the CJEU has somewhat muddied the waters in this area suggesting that in certain situations, retrospective equalisation may be permissible.

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