Default retirement age ruled lawful -- for now

Phillips, Lucy
October 2009
People Management;10/8/2009, Vol. 15 Issue 21, p11
The article reports on the plan of the British government to abolish the default retirement age (DRA), despite a High Court ruling that it is legal for British employers to force people to retire at 65. It was Age Concern and Help the Aged that brought the case to the High Court claiming that the DRA did not comply with age discrimination regulations. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) was also disappointed about the court ruling. Age Concern and Help the Aged is calling for the removal of DRA through the equality bill.


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