BBC News: Setback in retirement age battle

Ed: Report includes a 1.53 min video of consultant paediatrician and paediatric ME expert, Dr Nigel Speight, speaking about being forced out of his job at the age of 65.

BBC News

Setback in retirement age battle

22 September 2008

A challenge to the right of employers to make people retire at 65 has been rejected by a European court adviser.

An Advocate-general, a senior legal adviser to the European Court of Justice, backed current UK rules – although the decision is not binding.

Age Concern is challenging UK laws, which since 2006 have allowed employers to compel workers to retire at 65.

Some 260 people in Britain have cases at employment tribunals which depend on the European court’s ultimate decision…

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