Archive for the 'retirement' Category

Supreme Court tasked with setting compulsory retirement precedent – The Lawyer

“What legitimate social policy could justify retiring a partner or employee?

The Supreme Court will decide after Clarkson Wright & Jakes partner Leslie ­Seldon was given permission to fight his former firm over its decision to retire him at the age of 65.
Seldon argues that his firm was wrong to enact the partnership agreement and retire him because, he claims, it could not justify the action.”

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The Lawyer, 7th March 2011


Government confirms retirement age to be scrapped from April 2011 –

“The Government will scrap the default retirement age (DRA) later this year, despite calls from business to continue to allow them to force workers to retire at 65.”

Full story, 13th January 2011


Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes (Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills intervening) – WLR Daily

Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes (Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills intervening) [2010] EWCA Civ 899; [2010] WLR (D) 206

 “A rule providing for the compulsory retirement at 65 of partners in a firm of solicitors was a proportionate means of achieving legitimate aims relating to recruitment and promotions within the firm.”

WLR Daily, 28th July 2010


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Scrapped retirement age will live on in private sector, says expert –

“The Government will scrap the law allowing organisations to force workers to retire at 65 but companies will find it easier than ever to run their own compulsory retirement schemes in the wake of a Court of Appeal ruling yesterday, an expert has said.”

Full story, 29th July 2010


Kent lawyer loses retirement age discrimination case – BBC News

“A Kent lawyer who sued his own firm of solicitors when he was made to stop work at 65 has lost his discrimination case at the Court of Appeal.”

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BBC News, 29th July 2010


ITN faces court challenge over pensions – The Guardian

“ITN is facing a high court legal challenge over plans to dramatically reduce pension payments made to the families of former employees.”

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The Guardian, 21st July 2010


Equality Commission calls for over-65s to keep working – BBC News

“People should be allowed to work beyond the age of 65 and with more flexible hours, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has said.”

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BBC News, 25th January 2010


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