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Docs Threaten To Sue UK For Age Discrimination On Pensions

Law360, London (March 11, 2019, 5:34 PM GMT) -- The British Medical Association on Monday threatened to sue the U.K. government for age discrimination after it allegedly forced many younger doctors into joining a pension scheme that will result in "huge financial losses" after they retire.

In a letter to Health Secretary Matt Hancock, the trade organization accused the National Health Service of breaking equality laws when it transferred medics onto a less generous retirement savings plan in 2015.

BMA lawyers argue that some older doctors were allowed to stay on the previous scheme until they retired, or were only phased in gradually to the new arrangement. But the health...

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