Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Lib Dems attack the high court ruling

Greg Mulholland, as it happens my local MP in Leeds North West, is the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for older people and he has just sent me his official statement on the high court ruling on the DRA.

“I am very disappointed that the High Court did not seize this opportunity to abolish the mandatory retirement age.

“It seems extraordinary that just because somebody reaches the age of 65 their employer is able to say that they are no longer fit for purpose.

“The Judge recognised that there is now a compelling case for changes to retirement law and I am hopeful that there will be a more progressive review in the future."

And the g'ments response is .............

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