Tribunal rules age discrimination can be justified in partnerships

Dowell, Katy
May 2013
Lawyer (Online Edition);5/30/2013, p3
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The article reports that an age discrimination claim by lawyer Leslie Seldon against his former firm Clarkson Wright & Jakes LLP (CWJ) has been rejected by the Employment Tribunal. The Employment Tribunal held that the retirement age was justified at the time that Seldon retired in 2006 because of the need to reflect the expectations of the partners and associates.


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