Retirement Dismissals – Issues for Employers

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 7 December 2020
Jennifer Cashman
Issues covered: Retirement; Mandatory Retirement Age; Unfair Dismissal

Jennifer Cashman, Practice Group Leader of RDJ's Employment Team answers a few questions relating to retirement issues, arising from her stellar performance at this year’s Annual Review of Employment Law.

1. Retirement - where an employer historically has not had a retirement age in contracts for office-based employment, what should be done with employees in their late 60's who are not showing any sign of retiring?  We’ve had no retirees up to now.  Do they have to be paid off?

If there is no mandatory retirement age in the employment, then there is no legal obligation on an employee to retire, unless the employer is concerned about their capacity to do the job, in which case

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