Reacting to an Advocate-General's rejection of the claim that compelling people to stop work at or after 65 without compensation breaches EU equality rules, Director General of the British Chambers of Commerce, David Frost, said:"The Advocate-General's opinion is clearly well thought through. The vast majority of businesses value their older employees and the considerable experience that they can bring to an organisation's running.


  "Considering the right to request a postponement to retirement already exists, there is no need to try and remove what should be a normal process of communication between employer and employee. The existing rules allow for the fairest outcome on both sides."