Evans, Joanne
March 2007
People Management;3/22/2007, Vol. 13 Issue 6, p19
The article reports that employers are left vulnerable to age discrimination and unfair dismissal claims after the National Council of Ageing or the Heyday group challenged the default retirement age under the Employment Equality Age Regulations in Europe. Under the said legislation, employers are permitted to retire employees at 65. The Heyday group argued that it was inconsistent with the age discrimination provisions in the equal treatment framework directive. The ruling of the European Court of Justice is expected to be handed down after 12 months.


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