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Age discrimination: Retirement age of 65 was objectively justified

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In Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes (no 2) [2014] IRLR 748 EAT, the EAT held that a compulsory retirement age of 65 for partners in a law firm was objectively justified age discrimination. Superior courts had already determined that there were legitimate aims for the policy, and the only issue remaining for the tribunal was whether or not 65 was reasonably necessary for achieving them. The tribunal did not err in concluding that it was.