Forcible retirement can still be justified in certain circumstances

February 2011
People Management;2/10/2011, p32
The article discusses the justification of mandatory retirement in Great Britain since the British government revoked the default retirement age of 65 for British workers. This is applied to the Seldon vs Clarkson Wright and Jakes appeal case, wherein the employer decided to keep its senior workers and devise a succession strategy. Employers are advised to handle performance appraisals and reviews, wherein job security must be based on performance instead of age to manage age discrimination in the workplace.


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