Statutory Mandatory Retirement Age When Contract of Employment Does Not Provide For A Set Retirement Age

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 20 May 2011
Jennifer Cashman
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We have an employee approaching the age of 65 but is there a statutory mandatory retirement age? The employee’s contract of employment does not provide for a set retirement age, but employees normally retire at the age of 65, although there have been several exceptions. How do we treat this employee?

Jennifer Cashman writes:

Currently, there is no legal mandatory retirement age in Ireland, but public and private sector contracts generally provide for the age of 65. How you treat the employee depends on the contractual situation, which could be fluid.

1. Mandatory Retirement Age - Developments

The Employment Equality Acts, 1998 – 2007 provide employers with discretion on fixing compulsory

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