Default retirement age abolished from October 2011

29 December 2010
Default retirement age abolished from October 2011

From 1 October 2011, the default retirement age which allows employers to retire workers when they reach 65 years old, will be abolished.

This is likely to have a significant impact on voluntary sector employers that currently operate a default retirement age.

In particular, organisations will need to decide how they will respond to the change in the law so that they can plan their workforce effectively and minimise tribunal claims.

For a full discussion on the end of the default retirement age, see our earlier blog post.

You will find a number of useful resources in our 'leaving and retirement' section:

http://www.hrbird.org.uk/resources.asp?hr-resource=Leaving-and-retirement-Guidance&p=1.1.23.2&ID_cat=165

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