The Age Discrimination Act of 2006 is legislation passed by the UK parliament in London. It is intended to discourage ageism in the workplace; in other words, the discrimination against persons on the basis of their age. Instead, all employment decisions must be passed on competencies and skills. The retirement age in the UK is 65. Under the 2006 Act, workers have the right to request to continue working beyond the retirement age. Employers must honor this request unless there are legitimate reasons to insist on retirement. Employers must follow a particular procedure when considering a request to continue working beyond the retirement age, or risk consequences.
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