Briefing

Seldon age discrimination case: Employment update

Posted by : Eleanor Rowswell | Date posted : 27/04/2012

On 25 April 2012, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the high-profile Seldon age discrimination case.  Whilst the facts of this case concerned the mandatory retirement of an equity partner, it has wider significance for employers generally, as the legal analysis is applicable to the compulsory retirement of employees. The decision leaves the door open for employers to impose mandatory retirement on their employees, provided that the policy can be objectively justified by a legitimate social policy aim.

If you require further information on anything covered in this briefing please contact Eleanor Rowswell (eleanor.rowswell@farrer.co.uk 020 3375 7111) or your usual contact at the firm on 020 3375 7000.