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COUNCIL SAYS OLDER WORKERS CAN CHOOSE QUIT DATE

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Warrington BC has said it will go further than the new employment equality regulations demand by removing the compu...
Warrington BC has said it will go further than the new employment equality regulations demand by removing the compulsory retirement age.

The new regulations will make it unlawful to discriminate on the grounds of age or to make anyone compulsorily retire below the age of 65, without justification.

Warrington, however, will go a step further by removing the compulsory retirement age and allowing its 8,000 employees more choice in when they retire.

Lisa Fenton, assistant head of human resources, said: 'This is beneficial to employer and employee alike, as it offers individuals flexibility, embraces the spirit of the new age regulations and contributes to the council's commitment to equality.'

The decision was approved at the council's executive Board meeting on 14 August 2006.

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