Prohibit unjustified age discrimination in employment and vocational training

Make it unlawful to discriminate on age when determining who should be offered a job

Require employers who set their retirement age below the age of 65 to justify or change it

Introduce a duty to consider an employee's request to continue working beyond this age

Oblige employers to inform staff of their retirement date at least six months in advance

Remove the upper age limit for unfair

dismissal and redundancy rights

Include provisions relating to service-related benefits and occupational pensions