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Update: High Court Challenge to Age Regulations

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As reported in my bulletin of 4/7/06, Heyday (an organisation created by and closely associated with Age Concern) has issued a judicial review application in the High Court challenging the legality of the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.

In essence, they argue that the Regulations permit forced retirement at age 65, which is inconsistent with the EU Equal Treatment Framework Directive.

At a recent permission application, the Divisional Court has 'rolled-up' the permission and substantive JR applications, to be expedited and heard together on December 6th 2006.

For Heyday's report, see here. And it's worth having a look at their interesting 'Six myths about Forced Retirement', on pages 8 and 9 of this document.