If a Company’s mandatory retirement age is increased from 63 to 65, does the employer have to inform the whole organisation or just those approaching the age?

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 6 February 2018
The Employment Law Team at A&L Goodbody
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Any employees affected by this proposed change would have to be notified and potentially would have to agree to the change of mandatory retirement age. Practically speaking it may make sense to implement the change for all employees at the same time, rather than running the risk of some form of potential age discrimination claim if you only changed this for older workers.

Retirement is a particularly contentious HR issue currently with the State pension only kicking in at the later age of 66, potentially leaving retirees at 65 relying solely on social welfare for a year. Employees have been resisting mandatory retirement where it is not provided for in employment contracts or policies, or

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