Worker Wins Case Against Compulsory Retirement at 65

Posted in : Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 11 January 2013
Deirdre Crowley
Crowley Solicitors

Deirdre Crowley writes:

This article looks at a case where an employee won her case against compulsory retirement at 65.

The case of Elizabeth Sweeney v Aer Lingus Teo (DEC-E2012-135) is an important reminder to employers to review their retirement policy to include a reference as to why the employer retires workers at a particular age.

In this case, an Aer Lingus employee was awarded €5,000 by the Equality Tribunal, which concluded that management had failed to establish that her compulsory retirement at 65 years “served a legitimate aim, or purpose”.

In this case, Aer Lingus did not specify a

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Deirdre Crowley
Crowley Solicitors

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