Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015

Amendment of section 34 of Act of 1998

10. Section 34 of the Act of 1998 is amended by the substitution of the following subsection for subsection (4):

“(4) Without prejudice to subsection (3), it shall not constitute discrimination on the age ground to fix different ages for the retirement (whether voluntarily or compulsorily) of employees or any class or description of employees if—

(a) it is objectively and reasonably justified by a legitimate aim, and

(b) the means of achieving that aim are appropriate and necessary.”.