Thomas Doolin v Eir Business Eircom Limited [2023]

  • Decision Number
    ADJ-00045261]
  • Legal Body
    Workplace Relations Commission (WRC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Discrimination and Equality
Issues covered: Employment Equality – Age – Retirement Ages - Reinstatement

Background:

The Complainant was 61 years of age when he began his employment with the Respondent as a Desktop Support Agent since 9 September 2019, a role with an annual salary of €35,000 per annum. On 1 July 2020, after the Respondent reviewed its mandatory retirement age and aligned it with its pension schemes, the Respondent set a retirement age of 65. The Complainant was due to turn 65 on 1 July 2023 and was advised of his upcoming mandatory retirement by the Respondent in January 2023. The Complainant made a formal request to work beyond this date and the mandatory retirement age on 8 February 2023, but this was refused based on organisation-wide reasons for the standard retirement

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This article is correct at 17/01/2024
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