“[This is] in circumstances where my client is finding it very difficult to remain in the partnership and has lost the trust of his partners.”
— Paul Moorhouse, the lawyer representing Deloitte Australia partner Colin Brown, said in federal court on March 5.
Brown, an audit partner, is accusing Deloitte of age discrimination by unfairly forcing partners to retire once they turn 62 years old.
Deloitte has admitted it has an “expectation” partners retire at 62 and a practice of discussing retirement in the months leading up to that, but the firm denies it forces them to leave.
The case is expected to continue on April 20.
Deloitte retirement case making it ‘very difficult’ to stay [Australian Financial Review]
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