Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes (no 2)  IRLR 748 EAT
Reports relating to this case:
- 29 October 2014
In Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes (no 2)  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.
- 21 July 2014
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.