Retirement

The employee who was “winding down” to retirement was shocked to have his contract terminated

Tribunal watch: £22,000 award against council following flexible retirement confusion

An employment tribunal has ordered Perth & Kinross Council to pay more than £22,000 to a long-serving employee winding down...

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Preparing for the boom in 60-somethings working longer

13 Mar 2014

As the baby-boomers of the swinging 60s edge towards pension age, often without the desire or the finances to retire,...

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Police forces to appeal against decision that wide use of A19 retirement rule was age discrimination

10 Mar 2014

A weekly round-up of links to stories about employment tribunal rulings reported the previous week. In the week beginning 3...

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Cases in point: guidance on retiring employees

11 Jun 2012

Recent cases reveal the complexity of potential discrimination in the area of age, says John Charlton.Now in its sixth year,...

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Age is not an excuse for under-performance, says pensions minister

3 Apr 2012

Pensions minister Steve Webb has told Personnel Today that employers should not take the approach that it is “inevitable or...

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Concerns expressed over increased retirement age

26 Feb 2012

Physiotherapists are getting increasingly worried about the safety implications of workers, particularly those in the NHS or other physically demanding...

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End of retirement age means more dignified workplaces for older workers

20 Oct 2011

Far from removing the right of older workers to retire with dignity, Dr Matt Flynn believes that the abolition of...

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1 October: employment law changes come into force

30 Sep 2011

1 October 2011 sees the introduction of some key changes to employment law that organisations of all sizes need to be...

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Abolition of retirement age leaves less opportunity for young workers, say employers

19 Sep 2011

One-fifth of employers say that they will have less capacity to hire young workers once the default retirement age (DRA)...

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Legal opinion: Retirement and flexibility in the future workplace

27 Jun 2011

One aspect of the proposed pension reforms, the need for people to work longer, has long been recognised. People are...

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Public sector workers told to work longer and pay more for their pensions

17 Jun 2011

Public sector workers have been told they must work until the age of 66 and increase their contributions in order...

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Majority of employers will allow workers to choose retirement age

31 May 2011

More than two-thirds of employers responding to the 2011 XpertHR retirement survey intend to allow their employees to retire whenever they...

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April 2011 employment law changes: eight things employers need to know

6 Apr 2011

Not exactly sure which legislation is being introduced this week? Personnel Today provides guidance for employers on the changes to...

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Employer groups welcome the abolition of the default retirement age

6 Apr 2011

Employer groups have largely welcomed the phasing out of the default retirement age (DRA), which begins today (6 April).Organisations will...

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Additional paternity leave will be detrimental to business, say employers

3 Apr 2011

More than half (52%) of employers expect that additional paternity leave requirements, which come into force today (Sunday), will be...

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