What Constitutes Objective Justification for a Compulsory Retirement Age?

Posted in : Equality Law Decisions on 27 August 2019
Alison Martin
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Alison Martin, Associate Solicitor in the Employment Team at DWF discusses the legal position in relation to retirement dismissals and provides some practical guidance for employers wishing or intending to retire employees at a particular age. 

Employers often ask – what constitutes objective justification for a compulsory retirement age?

There is no statutory guidance on this point and the case law in this area is still relatively underdeveloped. Often, we must look to European cases for guidance. As time goes on, we are likely to see this issue being dealt with by WRC Adjudication Officers and the Labour Court in more detail.

The legal position

In Ireland, there is no compulsory or

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