17.02.2011 - Employment Law News

The law covering compulsory retirement is changing. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the last day an employer can compulsorily retire an employee is the 30th September 2011. If an employer wishes to do this they must give notice by the 30th March 2011. If an employer wanted to implement compulsory retirement between the 30th March 2011 and 6th April 2011 they can do so but notice and compensation provisions apply.

After the 6th April an employer cannot issue a new notification of retirement using the Default Retirement Age and from the 1st October 2011, unless the retirement can be objectively justified, no employee can be compulsorily retired because they have reached the age of 65.

For further information contact Bryan Johnston bcj@goodyburrett.co.uk

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