G for Good Practice in RetirementsPosted in : Essential Guide to Employment Contracts on 11 January 2011
Kiera Lee, writes:
The Current Position
The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006 and the equivalent GB regulations introduced a national default retirement age of 65. This means it is not discriminatory to dismiss someone aged 65 and above on the grounds of retirement. Where an employer wishes to set a retirement age below the national default age they must be able to objectively justify the lower age.
The default retirement age has proved to be very unpopular among many groups and was challenged in the high profile ‘Heyday’ case. Although the default retirement age was upheld in the Heyday case the GB government agreed to review it. Consultation has taken place and
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