Worker Wins Case Against Compulsory Retirement at 65Posted in : Crowley Solicitors Hot Topics Series on 11 January 2013
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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