An Employee Wants to Work Past the Company’s Retirement Age of 65 - How Do I Handle It?

Posted in : How Do I Handle It ROI on 23 May 2023
Antoinette Vahey
Issues covered: Retirement; Age Discrimination

An employee recently approached me as he wants to work past the company’s retirement age of 65, as he feels fit and healthy and isn’t ready to retire. I don’t want to compromise our normal retirement age by making an exception for this worker, so I’m inclined to deny his request. How do I Handle it?

The area of retirement ages has been a hot bed of activity for the past decade. Numerous cases have shaped current law in the area and led to amendment in the Employment Equality Acts in 2015 and the publication of the Code of Practice on Longer Working (S.I. 600/2017) by the Workplace Relations Commission.

Section 34(4) of the Employment Equality Acts 1998-2015 provides that an employer must

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This article is correct at 23/05/2023

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