Mandatory Retirement Ages In Ireland: Analysis Of Latest Irish Age Discrimination Case

Posted in : Supplementary Articles ROI on 25 February 2020
Karen Killalea
Maples Group
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Summary

In early January 2020, the Workplace Relations Commission (the "WRC") ordered the Irish State broadcaster, RTÉ, to pay €100,000 to a former employee following a finding that the employer had discriminated against the former employee on the grounds of age by refusing to permit her to work beyond the company's mandatory retirement age of 65 (the "MRA").

The WRC rejected the objective justification of "intergenerational fairness" offered by the employer for the MRA. The WRC ruled that the MRA was not a necessary and proportionate means of facilitating younger members of staff progressing to senior roles or attracting a younger audience. The WRC criticised the failure to consult with

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This article is correct at 25/02/2020
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Karen Killalea
Maples Group

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