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Repeal of Retirement Age - 3

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Yesterday the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills published the draft Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age) Regulations 2011.

Several commentators have pointed out there appears to be a significant drafting error in the Regulations (which may still be capable of being corrected). As they read at the moment, employers will not be able to retire those who 65th birthday fell before 1st April 2011, before 1st October 2011, without facing an age discrimination and unfair dismissal claim.

For the best discussion I have seen explaining the problem, please see this blogpost by Darren Newman of Inco Training. It's important, and it's worth reading.