Seldon - clarification of an age old problem?

08 July 2013

In what is (probably) the last stage in the long-running Seldon age discrimination litigation, the Employment Tribunal has ruled that a mandatory retirement age of 65 in a law firm's partnership deed was justified.

Formidable obstacles remain for employers seeking to introduce mandatory fixed retirement
ages.  This note looks at the judgement, and the issues facing employers.