Ruling on retirement: 'a major disappointment for older workers and seriously flawed'
In a highly publicised ruling last month, the Supreme Court made it relatively straightforward for employers to adopt a compulsory retirement policy.
So long as the policy coincides with state social policy, and is executed 'proportionally, then it will defeat any claim of age discrimination. All of this is a bitter blow for campaigners such as Age UK, who hoped that last year's abolition of the default retirement age (which permitted compulsory retirement) signalled a right for older workers to retire when they chose.
May 17, 2012