In Seldon v Clarkson, Wright and Jakes and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills  IRLR 865 CA, the Court of Appeal held that the employment tribunal did not err in finding the claimant's compulsory retirement at age 65 objectively justified. The policy was a proportionate means of achieving the legitimate aims of encouraging young people to seek employment, through the ability to offer good promotion prospects, and of promoting collegiality in the firm.
The European Court of Justice has held that a German law allowing employers to agree with employees under a collective agreement that they must retire when they become entitled to a pension could be justified.
A table summarising the compensation payable for unlawful discrimination and breach of equal pay requirements.
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