Patrick MacMahon v G4s Secure Solutions (Ire) Limited [2011]

  • Case Reference
    UD 2200/2009
  • Legal Body
    Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Unfair Dismissal, Redundancy and Reorganisation, Contracts of Employment, Pay and Conditions of Employment
Issues covered: Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967-2007; Unfair Dismissals Acts 1997-2007; Employment Termination; Retirement

FACTS

The claimant had commenced employment as a security officer for the respondents in 2000 and signed and accepted his terms and conditions of employment. The company’s policy in the company handbook was that all employee’s must retire “not later than their 65th birthday”. 

In the past the company had automatically extended the retirement age and no issues had arisen. It was agreed in 2008 by the various unions, including the claimant’s union SIPTU, that extension would no longer be automatic. The claimant had indicated to HR that he did not wish to retire from his position but was

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This article is correct at 28/11/2011
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