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Case of the week: Compulsory retirement risk for private and public sector

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    Johns v Solent SD Ltd [2008] IRLR 88 EAT (1 other report)

    • Johns v Solent SD Ltd

      Date:
      10 December 2007

      In Johns v Solent SD Ltd EAT/0449/07, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that an employment tribunal was wrong not to stay an employee's claim for unfair dismissal and age discrimination until the outcome of Heyday's challenge to the default retirement age.

This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers compulsory retirement risk for private and public sector.

Johns v Solent SD Limited, Employment Appeal Tribunal

BACKGROUND

The default retirement age exemption in the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 allows employers to retire employees at 65, as long as a retirement process is followed.