Widower claims sex discrimination over wife’s NHS pension

Widower claims sex discimination against the NHS over late wife's pensionA test case, bought by a widower of an NHS doctor, will decide whether the NHS are guilty of sex discrimination by paying a lower pension to him than they would do a widow. The legal action is being bought by 56 year old Iain Cockburn following the death in 2007 of his wife, Dr Clare Boothroyd. Lower pension Currently the NHS pension provides a higher income to widows, than it does to widowers, ...