Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes

Scott Milligan

A Blog by Scott Milligan

Employers will cautiously welcome the Supreme Court’s ruling today in the case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes that a mandatory retirement age of 65 in a partnership agreement could be justified, even though such partners were not subject to the now abolished statutory retirement age of 65. As such, this ruling confirms that businesses will be able to retain mandatory retirement of employees, providing careful consideration is given to how these retirements can be justified. However, aggrieved employees will no doubt be able to challenge the decision of employers who fail to take necessary steps to substantiate such dismissals.

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