Mandatory Retirement Legal For Partners: UK Court

Law360, New York (January 5, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Law firms in the United Kingdom can enforce mandatory retirement ages for partners, a British court has ruled in the landmark case of a lawyer in Kent, England, who was forced to retire in 2006 at the age of 65.

But the individual lawyer who sued is entitled to justification from a lower court as to why his firm chose the age of 65, according to the ruling by the country's Employment Appeal Tribunal in London.

British lawyers told the London Times on Monday that the...
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