Row over plan to end retirement age

Author: Press Association, Published on: 29 July 2010

The Government was facing mounting anger from business groups over plans to phase out the so-called default retirement age (DRA) of 65 by October next year. But after studying the details of the announcement, the country's leading business groups criticised the move, warning that the timescale will give companies little time to prepare...The Engineering Employers Federation (EEF)...told ministers that the change could lead to an increase in employment tribunal claims from older employees who believe they have been unfairly forced to leave their job.

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