Employers can force you to retire

Sarah Coles
Supreme Court
Supreme Court

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Age discrimination legislation was supposed to have outlawed default retirement ages, which is a blessed relief for the thousands contemplating working later to supplement their measly pension income. However, a ruling by the UK Supreme Court may mean your employer can scupper your plans..

It ruled that a solicitor who was forced to retire at 65 had not been discriminated against. So what does the ruling mean for you?