Compulsory Retirement and Age Discrimination

Posted in : First Tuesday Q&A ROI on 30 April 2018
Noeleen Meehan
A&L Goodbody
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In this month's First Tuesday article, Noeleen Meehan, Associate in A&L Goodbody's employment law group, considers some frequently asked questions in relation to contractual retirement ages and age discrimination against the backdrop of a number of recent high profile decisions.

  1. Should a retirement age be included in contracts of employment?
  2. Should you include the objective grounds for the retirement age?
  3. What if you change your compulsory retirement age to match the state pension age?
  4. Are there guidelines on responding to requests to work beyond the mandatory retirement age?
  5. Can we specify that a degree is an essential criterion when advertising a job vacancy?

Q. Should a retirement

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Noeleen Meehan
A&L Goodbody

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