UK Supreme Court rules that mandatory retirement policy is not age-discrimination

The UK Supreme Court has determined that law firm Clarkson Wright and James was within its legal rights when it told a partner to resign when he turned 65. The ruling confirmed a Court of Appeal decision, finding that the mandatory retirement policy - which aimed to ensure associates had the chance to become partners after a reasonable time; to facilitate the partnership and workforce planning (with realistic expectations as to when vacancies would arise); and to ensure a supportive firm-culture by limiting the need to get rid of partners by way of performance management - was not age discrimination.

employeebenefits.co.uk UK Supreme Court rules that mandatory retirement policy is not age-discrimination
Mon, Apr 30, 2012 employeebenefits.co.uk