UK retirement age is justified according to European Court ruling

Brockett, James
March 2009
People Management;3/12/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 6, p8
The article discusses a court case wherein the European Court Justice (ECJ) ruled that the retirement age of 65 in Great Britain is justified and does not breach European law. The inquiry was brought by Heyday, the membership arm of charity Age Concern, and 260 individual cases brought by workers over 65. With the ruling, it is stated that any further rulings on the issue will be handled by the Great Britain High Court. A comment from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) about the ruling is presented.


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