UK - The manufacturers' association, EEF, has urged the government provide powers to the Pensions Regulator to ensure potential employees are not discriminated against, following the introduction of the Pensions Bill 2007.
"We welcome this amendment to the Pensions Bill in theory but we have problems with how it would be enforced."
The association will meet the standing committee working on the bill with a list of proposals on Thursday this week. It said people who felt an employer had discriminated against them on this issue, should be able turn to the Pensions Regulator who could issue a fine if the company was found guilty.
The association warned going through an employment tribunal would put pressure on an already strained system and ultimately make any inappropriate behaviour very difficult to prove.
Yeadle added: "By going through TPR, fines would be issued to employers and there would be no monetary gain for those bringing the cases."
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