The Age Old Question of Retirement Ages

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 19 February 2016
Jennifer Cashman
Ronan Daly Jermyn

In a hugely significant development from an employment law perspective, a new piece of legislation, the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act, 2015 has been commenced, with effect as and from 1st January last. This legislation makes a number of amendments to our existing employment equality legislation and, most significantly from an employer’s perspective, clarifies that employers may continue to set compulsory retirement ages provided they can show that it is objectively and reasonably justified by a legitimate aim and the means of achieving that aim are proportionate and necessary.


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Ronan Daly Jermyn

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