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Default retirement age to be abolished

Meredith Hurst Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Government has today confirmed that the long anticipated abolition of the default retirement age of 65 is to become reality with effect from 1 October 2011.  The changes will be phased in from April. At the moment, employers can terminate employment at 65 without penalty.  Provided the employer follows a set procedure it can avoid unfair dismissal claims and age discrimination claims.  The government's move to abolish the default retirement age ignores the views of employers...

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