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Is forced retirement discriminatory?– the Seldon verdict

26 April 2012

The Su preme Court has delivered its eagerly awaited verdict on whether compulsory retirement policies are age discriminatory, or can be justified as a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. In Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes, it has confirmed that a rule requiring partners in a firm of solicitors to retire at 65 is potentially justifiable for the legitimate aims of staff retention, workforce planning and preserving the dignity of older partners.