Working Beyond a Mandatory Retirement Age – Considerations for Employers

Posted in : LK Shields on Employment Law on 25 May 2021
Íde O’Neill
LK Shields Solicitors LLP
Issues covered: Retirement; Age Discrimination; Mandatory Retirement Age; Retirement Dismissal

An aging workforce

The qualification age for drawing a State pension increased from 65 to 66 years of age in January 2014.  It was set to be further increased to 67 years of age in January 2021, but the Irish Government has deferred such increase and the Pensions Commission was established to consider changes to the State pension age, among other issues.  The Pensions Commission intends to report to the Government by 30 June 2021.   

An increasing State pension age, coupled with the rising cost of living, has resulted in a growing number of employees in Ireland seeking to work past the traditional retirement age of 65.  While an ageing workforce certainly brings

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Íde O’Neill
LK Shields Solicitors LLP

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