Wednesday 6 December 2006

Update: High Court Challenge to Age Regulations

Heyday's challenge to the age discrimination regulations opened in front of the Divisional Court this morning. Heyday contends that 'forced retirement' at age 65, permissible under the UK Age Regulations, is inconsistent with the EU Equal Treatment Framework Directive,

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the Court has referred the question to the ECJ (the precise questions to be referred are to be drawn up for approval by the Court). So it looks as though we will be waiting for at least a year for an answer...

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