Summary

This topic covers the subject of retirement, the abolition of the default retirement age provisions and whether employers are likely to be able to justify continuing to retire employees compulsorily. Voluntary retirement and the rights of employees who retire are also covered.

Employers' Duties

Employers have a duty to:

  • not issue any notices of retirement after 5 April 2011

  • abolish any compulsory retirement age previously imposed on employees unless such a policy can be objectively justified

  • (if compulsory retirement can be justified) operate any contractual retirement ages so that they are the same for men and women

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