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Top UK Court Tosses Ex-University Worker's Pensions Case

Law360, London (December 17, 2018, 4:31 PM GMT) -- The U.K.’s highest court dismissed on Monday an appeal brought by a former university employee who claimed the way his pension scheme calculated his disability benefits amounted to unlawful discrimination.

Swansea University’s pension and assurance scheme did not treat Andrew Williams unfavorably when it calculated an enhancement to both his lump sum and annuity on a final salary basis rather than on the higher full-time salary he had been on for 10 of the 13 years he had worked at the Welsh college, the Supreme Court ruled.

Williams had argued that the scheme’s decision qualified as “unfavorable treatment” under the Equality...

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