Regular readers may recall I’ve been following the tortoise like progress of the challenge against the “default retirement age” (“DRA”) of 65 that is enshrined in the Age Discrimination legislation. It is becoming a bit like the case of Jarndyce v Jarndyce in Bleak House, the Chancery case that went on for so long no one could remember what it was originally about. Basically, Heyday, part of Age Concern allege that having any fixed retirement age is inherently discriminatory. The Age Discrimination Regulations allow discrimination only if it can be objectively justified – ie that the employer has a good reason for imposing the restriction. In this case the Defendant is the government.