EU ruling delivers blow to age equality case

Phillips, Lucy
October 2008
People Management;10/2/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 20, p14
The article discusses the ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) on banning the compulsory retirement age in Great Britain. The ruling said that fixed retirement ages were lawful provided they were underpinned by legitimate labour market aims. While the advocate-general's decision is not legally binding, it is followed by European Union (EU) judges in 80 percent of cases. Heyday, a branch of Age Concern, claims that making people retire at 65 without compensation breaches equality requirements.


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