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Government: Age discrimination cases to fall due to DRA decision

Government: Age discrimination cases to fall due to DRA decision

Grievance hearings due to accusations of issues such as age discrimination could decrease in number by up to 400 next year due to the effects of the abolition of the default retirement age (DRA).

That is according to a new report published by the Departments for Business, Innovation and Skills and Work and Pensions.

Entitled Phasing out the DRA - Consultation Document, the study outlines how the government's announcement made last week (July 29th) that the DRA - which currently allows employers to make members of staff redundant at the age of 65 regardless of their personal circumstances - is to be removed will benefit companies and employees.

The DRA will be phased out as of next April before being scrapped altogether in October 2011 and the government has said that this "should result in fewer applications" for tribunals.

It goes on to estimate that there could be "between 200 and 400" less cases in 2011 as a direct result of this legislation.

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Posted by Daniel Stevens