Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes (a partnership)  IRLR 590 SC
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Age discrimination: Supreme Court issues guidance on approach towards justification of mandatory retirement age
- 7 October 2012
In Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes  IRLR 590 SC, the Supreme Court held that direct age discrimination must be justified by aims that are consistent with the public interest factors referred to in art.6(1) of the Equal Treatment Framework Directive.
- 26 April 2012
The Supreme Court has provided guidance on the components needed to justify a compulsory retirement age, stressing that the chosen retirement age has to be appropriate and necessary in that particular business. It went on to say that, once a retirement age is justified for a workplace or group of workers, the employer does not have to justify every retirement on an individual basis.