Sackers comments on possible legal action over auto-enrolment

Ferdinand Lovett comments in the FTAdviser on possible legal action from workers due to auto-enrolment policies. Because the legislation excludes certain groups of people, it could mean claims of indirect discrimination under the Equality Act.

Ferdinand said: “The auto-enrolment framework is a legislation that is permissive, in the sense that sets up minimum requirements, but gives employers absolute flexibility to implement arrangements as they see fit.

“People sometimes forget that anyone from age 16 to 74, as long as they are earning the required earnings, can ask to opt in. If they do this, the employer has to make a contribution for them.”

Read the full article in the FTAdviser.

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