Media playback is unsupported on your device

Supreme Court ruling says employers can force retirement

A solicitor, whose firm made him retire at the age of 65, has lost his appeal to the Supreme Court on grounds of age discrimination.

The government scrapped the default retirement age in 2011 and it is thought this judgement will give firms some of those powers back.

BBC Radio 5 live's Victoria Derbyshire spoke to Leslie Seldon, the lawyer who brought the case, and Legal Affairs Correspondent Clive Coleman explained the significance of the case.

To listen to other Radio 5 live interviews, please visit the Best Bits page.

  • 25 Apr 2012