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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.
24 Mar 2020
There is a significant knowledge gap when it comes to preparing for later life and employers have a key role...
12 Feb 2020
Personnel Today is launching a new email newsletter for 2020, focusing on all aspects of diversity and inclusion.
10 Dec 2019
The gap between the employment rate of 50 to 64 year olds and under-50s may be at its narrowest in at least 25 years
25 Nov 2019
The number of women saving for retirement has hit record levels, but men will still have on average £78,000 more in their pension pot when they stop working.
13 Sep 2019
A second Oxford University professor this year is challenging the institution over its retirement policy...
13 Sep 2019
Paris has been crippled by public transport strikes today in response to moves by the French government to implement pension reform.
19 Aug 2019
Raising the state pension age to 75 will improve the health and wellbeing of older people, a think tank has controversially proposed.
17 Jul 2019
Half (48%) of UK workers want to delay retirement beyond the age of 65, but many do not think about...
5 Jun 2019
A group of women will appear at the High Court today (5 June) for a judicial review.
5 Jun 2019
Plans to offer NHS doctors more flexible pensions will need to be part of wider reforms if the government wants...
23 May 2019
A former Oxford University academic who was forced to retire at 67 has lost his claim for unfair dismissal and...
1 Apr 2019
A partner at a City law firm has issued a High Court action claiming that his firm consistently pushed older...
30 Nov 2018
The traditional collection for a departing colleague faces an uncertain future – is it dying out? Can HR do anything...
6 Nov 2018
Women qualify for their state pensions at the same age as men – currently 65 – from today. The pension...