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The Employment Appeal Tribunal has dismissed police officers' claims for indirect discrimination on the ground of age. Police forces, to make costs savings, applied the A19 rule in the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 to retire officers who had accrued a certain minimum pension entitlement that could be achieved only after 30 years' service.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has dismissed an appeal against a finding that a mandatory retirement age of 65 for partners in a law firm was justified.
The employment tribunal held that the practice of requiring the retirement of officers under reg.A19 of the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 is not a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.
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Our latest research on the removal of a default retirement age finds evidence of changes to retirement ages. We explore employers' views on the changes and the benefits as identified by our respondents. The difficulties as identified by respondent organisations are also documented.
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In Hörnfeldt v Posten Meddelande AB  IRLR 785 ECJ, the ECJ held that a provision of Swedish law that stipulates that employers may lawfully terminate the contracts of employees who reach the age of 67 does not breach European age discrimination law.
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.
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