Retirement in the Public and Private SectorPosted in : EY Law Insights on 21 March 2023
In this EY Law Insight, we consider the challenges surrounding mandatory retirement ages following recent decisions in the private and public sector.
There is no statutory retirement age in Ireland in the private sector. The Employment Equality legislation permits employers to set a contractual retirement age, but the employer must show that the retirement age can be objectively and reasonably justified by a legitimate aim and the means of achieving that aim are proportionate and necessary. This is easier said than done, and over the years, we have seen many cases challenging an employer’s “objectively justified” retirement age.
By way of example, RTE sought to rely on
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This article is correct at 21/03/2023
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