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.


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Women qualify for their state pensions at the same age as men – currently 65 – from today. The pension...

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Age discrimination is ‘holding workers back’

10 Sep 2018

Almost half of workers believe their age would hold them back when applying for a job – and nearly one...

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Business must improve support for over-50s workforce, finds study

13 Aug 2018

More than half of over-50s feel unsupported at work although millions of employees are planning to work longer than they...

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How employers can support the growing band of older workers

26 Jul 2018

More and more over-50s are staying in work past state pension age. Camille Renaudon from Hibberts Solicitors looks at practical...

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How to tailor benefits to a multi-generational workforce

24 Jul 2018

Organisations increasingly employ workers from across three or four generations, which means they should be offering tailored benefits packages. James...

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Half of people at state pension age plan to delay retirement

8 Jun 2018

Half of people due to reach state pension age this year are planning to stay in employment rather than retiring,...

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Retaining older employees’ knowledge enhances competitive edge

3 May 2018

Retaining knowledge when key workers retire could provide the competitive advantage employers need as they struggle to attract and retain...

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Better support for older workers could be a major boost to economy

20 Feb 2018

Supporting older workers to stay in good-quality employment could unlock huge economic potential, according to...

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Employers encouraged to do more to support older workers

25 Jan 2018

With a record number of people aged 50 or older in employment, the Government and employers should ensure that working...

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Gap between men and women’s retirement income grows

28 Jun 2017

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

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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...

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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...

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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...

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