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Default retirement age could be ditched in the Equality Bill

Pressure is mounting on the government to use the Equality Bill to ditch the default retirement age (DRA).

Personnel Today has learned that an amendment to the Equality Bill has been tabled in the House of Lords by Anthony Lester, which seeks to remove enforced retirement from the new equality legislation.

The proposal is expected to be debated imminently as the Bill continues to be scrutinised during the House of Lords committee stage.

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January 18, 2010

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