Review of Recent EAT Decision: Enforcing the Contractual Retirement Age

Posted in : Supplementary Case Law Articles ROI on 28 November 2011
David Fagan
Business Legal
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Today's EAT review concerns the case of Patrick MacMahon v G4s Secure Solutions (Ire) Limited (UD 2200/2009), which deals with compulsory retirement of employees.

Case Name: Patrick MacMahon v G4s Secure Solutions (Ire) Limited (UD 2200/2009)

Legislation: Redundancy Payments Acts, 1967-2007, Unfair Dismissals Acts 1997-2007

Jurisdiction/Subject Matter: An employer is entitled to terminate employment when this is clearly provided for in the contract of employment even where employees were facilitated in working past the retirement age previously.


The claimant had commenced employment as a security officer for the respondents in 2000 and signed and accepted his terms and conditions

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