Retirement age abolition

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Posted 02/03/2011

Following the abolition of the so-called ‘default retirement age’ (DRA), any employer who still gives an employee aged 65 or over six-months’ notice of their intention to terminate employment on the grounds of age will be running the risk of receiving a claim for unfair dismissal.

This is because it is now just over six months until 30 September 2011, which has been confirmed by the Government as the last day on which an employer will be able to require an employee to retire at the age of 65 without facing such a risk.

While this is a major change


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