September 25, 2008

Challenge to Law Lost ; A Challenge to the Right of Employers to Make People Retire at 65 Has Been Rejected By a European Court Adviser.

A challenge to the right of employers to make people retire at 65 has been rejected by a European court adviser.

An advocate-general, a senior legal adviser to the European Court of Justice, backed current UK rules - although the view is not binding.

Age Concern is challenging UK laws which allow employers to compel workers to retire at the age of 65.

Some 260 people in Britain have cases at employment tribunals which depend on the European court's ultimate decision. Many believe they have been unfairly treated.

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