Age Discrimination and Retirement DismissalsPosted in : Seamus Says - Employment Law Discussion on 10 January 2020
Rolanda: Our next question, then, another aspect of discrimination,
"It was reported this week, recently, that an Oxford University professor was forced to retire over his 70th birthday, based on a policy within the organisation. The tribunal found that he had been unfairly dismissed and discriminated against. Does this mean, I suppose, that you can't retire employees, that it's never going to be fair to retire employees?"
Seamus: Well, the short answer to that is, "No." I mean, there is certainly circumstances where it would be fair and justifiable to look at retirement. This was a specific case in relation to a professor in Oxford. Professor Ewart was his name. He was 70, and the policy
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