Clarifying When a Contractual Retirement Age is JustifiedPosted in : Supplementary Articles NI on 29 May 2012
We asked Majella McGuinness, solicitor, of PricewaterhouseCoopers Legal LLP to examine the recent case of Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes.
Since 1 October 2011, your business hasn’t been able to rely on a national default retirement age to dismiss employees when they reach the age 65. You’re only able to legally retire employees at 65 (or any other age) if there’s a clear, objective justification for the use of a contractual retirement age. The Supreme Court's decision in Seldon provides businesses with some guidance around when a contractual retirement age is acceptable.
On 25 April 2012,
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