Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes (A Partnership) [2012]

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKSC 16
  • Legal Body
    UK Supreme Court / House of Lords (UKSC/UKHL)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Age discrimination; direct discrimination; compulsory retirement

The Court of appeal issued judgement on this case in July 2010. Readers will remember it was a case of a partner solicitor forced to retire in accordance with the terms of the partnership deed at the end of the year following his 65th birthday and, following the Supreme Court's judgement, should be useful should employers wish to retain a contractual retirement age and justify an employee's retirement, rather than force the dismissal on grounds of capability route. In relation to age discrimination, article 6(1) of the framework directive allows member states to provide that “differences of treatment on grounds of age shall not constitute

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This article is correct at 27/04/2012

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