Employers Can Force Retirement, Court Ruling Suggests

The court unanimously dismissed an appeal by a solicitor who was told to retire by a law firm just after his 65th birthday.Leslie Seldon, a partner at the firm, wanted to continue working, but his request was turned down.Read More... More on Retirement

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