Retire At 65 Or Else Says Judge

A high court judge in the United Kingdom turned down attempts to prevent forced retirement at age 65. Justice Blake ruled that it was “legitimate and proportionate” for the government to establish age 65 as the point of retirement. His decision allows companies and public sector employers to set a mandatory age at which staff must give up their jobs, even if they are able and willing to continue working.

Andrew Webster, a 68 year old teacher was forced to retire even though he wished to continue teaching an additional 2 years. I am age 79 and teach at three colleges and believe my experience and knowledge offers prospective teachers insights the current faculty lacks in the area of teacher education. Get rid of me and one eliminates from the world a vast storage of knowledge.

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