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Legal Update

Default retirement age of 65 remains lawful

2 October 2009
Mayer Brown Legal Update
The High Court has decided that the Government’s default retirement age of 65 is capable of being justified, for now at least. The decision in what was known as the Heyday litigation will come as a relief to many employers across the country, particularly those who are at the receiving end of one of the 800 age discrimination claims which had been put on hold pending the decision. However that relief is likely to be short lived.

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