Age discrimination and the new Teachers' Pension Scheme

3 December 2019

We have been made aware that there have been one or two companies of lawyers/solicitors offering their services to teachers to fight a class action against the government on the introduction of the career average revalued earnings (CARE) pension scheme. Some are charging as much as £1,500 up front for their services.

The government has already accepted there has to be change in light of the Supreme Court’s ruling in July 2019 and has asked the original Employment Tribunal to advise on the changes that need to be made. Find out more about this case on the Teachers’ Pensions website.

Therefore, there seems little point in members paying for a service that will have little or no effect on the outcome on the Employment Tribunal’s decision.

We will update you further on any changes when more information becomes available.

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