Kathleen Dempsey v The West of Ireland Alzheimer Foundation Posted In: Case Law
Legal BodyWorkplace Relations Commission (WRC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDiscrimination and Equality
The Complainant was approached by the Respondent in May 2018 to find out whether or not she would be retiring. She then received a letter detailing that her employment would cease owing to retirement. Whilst a retirement age had been detailed in her contract of employment, at least 3 other employees had been allowed to stay on after the age of 65 in recent times.
The Complainant submitted that compulsory retirement ages, set by an employer, must be capable of objective justification. Furthermore, the Complainant added that even if objective justification and a legitimate aim could be shown, the means of achieving it were grossly disproportionate.
The Respondent denied that the
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