ECJ upholds default retirement age -- but how long can it last?

Allen, Andy
March 2009
People Management;3/26/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 7, p12
The article reports on the decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to uphold the legality of the default retirement age in Great Britain in a case filed by Heyday, the membership arm of charity Age Concern. According to the ECJ, Great Britain was justified in having a default retirement age (DRA) of 65 and it did not breach European law. Despite the ECJ ruling, the pressure to eliminate the DRA is expected to increase.


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