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December/January 2014/2015 (vol. 11/4)

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Expert Witness: The ageing workforce

A legal update on age discrimination and fitness to work

Summary:

It is a common misconception that employers can no longer force someone to retire at a certain age. Diana Kloss explains age discrimination and when it can be justified – including the setting of a contractual retirement age.

DISCRIMINATION on grounds of age was first prohibited in the UK by the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, and the law is now contained in the Equality Act 2010 (except for Northern Ireland). It implements the EU framework directive for equal treatment in…    

Diana Kloss is a barrister, former part-time employment judge, Acas arbitrator and author

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Occupational Health at Work December/January 2014/2015 (vol. 11/4) pp34-35

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