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Oxford professor wins ageism ruling following compulsory retirement

An employment tribunal has ruled that Oxford University acted unlawfully by dismissing a leading scientist because of his age, when he had been compelled to retire as head of atomic and laser physics at Oxford's Clarendon Laboratory at the age of 69. A change in the law in 2011 ended default retirement ages in the UK but institutions can keep them if they can argue a case.

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Category: Employment » Age discrimination. Keyword(s): Universities; Higher education. Area(s) of law: Employment; Education.
Source: Daily Telegraph.

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