Article Database - Topic: 'Retirement' - Keyword: 'Age discrimination'

 
How to approach retirement discussions Publication date: 18.05.2011
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Even though the default retirement age of 65 has been abolished, employees can still opt to retire voluntarily. But how do you bring this sensitive subject up without giving any hint of “age discrimination”?
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Retirement costs £3.5 billion Publication date: 18.05.2010
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Retirement costs £3.5 billion.. The price is high. According to recent research by Age UK, 120,000 workers were forced to retire in 2009 when they reached the Default Retirement Age (DRA) of 65. This, it says, cost the economy £3.5 billion, plus employers lost the benefit of experienced staff. What next? In their manifestos the three main political...
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Are they in or out at 65? Publication date: 21.10.2009
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The High Court has now ruled on whether it’s legal for you to force staff to retire at 65. So, can you safely show them the door, or do they stay put?
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A decision on the statutory retirement age? Publication date: 26.08.2009
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A decision on the statutory retirement age?.. Up for debate. We recently referred to the “Heyday” case (yr.11, iss.8, p.2, see The next step ). This is the challenge brought by Age Concern to the current statutory or default retirement age (DRA) of 65. The European Court of Justice said it was up to individual member states to decide if it met their...
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Is forced retirement at 65 now discriminatory? Publication date: 20.04.2009
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We previously told you that a challenge to the default retirement age of 65 had been brought by “Heyday”. The European Court of Justice recently published its ruling. What was the outcome and how does it affect you?
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What’s a “normal” retirement age? Publication date: 09.02.2006
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In recent years, many employers have reduced the age at which employees are expected to retire at. But what happens if employment contracts aren’t altered to reflect this change? What does a new case say?
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