Retirement

Employers should operate a compulsory retirement age only if it can be justified. For example, employees in some jobs where a high level of fitness or agility is required to undertake the role may be subject to an “employer-justified retirement age” for health and safety reasons.

An employer that does not retain an “employer-justified retirement age” can retire individuals on a case-by-case basis if it can justify them. The employer must ensure that retiring the employee at the particular age is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim. For employees who plan to go voluntarily, the employer should encourage them to discuss their plans, to assist the employer in planning its workforce requirements.


women-retirement

Gap between men and women’s retirement income grows

Women retiring this year will be £6,400 a year worse off than men, according to new research from Prudential.
The...

hr-challenges

Institute for Employment Studies outlines key HR challenges for 2017

3 Mar 2017

HR’s most pressing challenges for 2017 include getting to grips with a multi-generational workforce, taking a more prominent role in...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
police-a19-court-of-appeal

A19 police retirements not age discrimination – Court of Appeal

2 Feb 2017

The Court of Appeal has ruled that police forces’ use of Regulation A19, which required police officers with more than...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Valentin Wolf / imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock.

Singapore employment law: what changes are coming in 2017?

5 Dec 2016

To attract overseas business investment, Singapore has concluded an international network of trade agreements. Changes to Singapore employment law in...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
managing older workers

Top tips on avoiding discrimination when managing older workers

10 Nov 2016

Five years on from the abolition of the default retirement age, employers are still coming to terms with the practical...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Jeff Blackler/REX/Shutterstock.

Default retirement age: five key trends since it hung up its boots

8 Aug 2016

It’s now five years since employers saw the abolition of the default retirement age. What impact has the removal of...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
ACAS-generation-game

How to get it right in the generation game

18 Jul 2016

Managers are too busy making generalisations to tap into the potential of older workers, according to a new policy paper...

Continue Reading Comments { 0 }
Photo: Sean Pavone/Shutterstock

Employment law in Japan: 10 surprising facts

14 Mar 2016

The traditional Japanese idea of “lifetime employment”, with a full-time employee working for the same employer until retirement, has been...

Continue Reading
age-discrimination

Minority of employers monitor practices for age discrimination, poll finds

1 Oct 2015

Around nine in ten employers do not monitor whether or not managers are hiring people older than themselves, research by...

Continue Reading
police-age-discrimination

Age discrimination: police officers to appeal against EAT decision on A19 retirement

4 Aug 2015

An appeal has been lodged against the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling that requiring police officers to retire after 30...

Continue Reading
age-discrimination

Age discrimination myths and reality: could your organisation get caught out?

24 Jun 2015

XpertHR’s recent webinar on age discrimination covered some of the thorny issues that employers can be reluctant to tackle. Jeya...

Continue Reading
New police officers 'passing out' last week, but when will they retire? Photo: Nils Jorgensen/REX

Age discrimination: EAT considers “A19” forced retirement of police

16 Mar 2015

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has heard the appeal in a test case against five police forces over the legality...

Continue Reading
Peter Willey, pictured at Lords in 2000, and fellow umpire George Sharp lost their ageism case against the ECB. Photo: Robert Hallam/REX

Tribunal watch: Cricket umpires lose age discrimination case

16 Mar 2015

An employment tribunal has rejected the age discrimination claims brought by two former cricket umpires, who were removed from their...

Continue Reading
image

Employment law: eight cases to look out for in 2015

12 Dec 2014

We round up eight significant employment law decisions expected in 2015, including legal cases pending on collective redundancy consultation and...

Continue Reading
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

7 Apr 2014

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

Continue Reading