Should an employer seek to amend the contracts of its employees if these provide for a compulsory retirement age that the employer will no longer be enforcing?
Yes, where an employee's contract refers to a compulsory retirement age that the employer will no longer enforce, this reference should be removed. The employer should notify employees in writing that the clause no longer has any effect. There is no requirement for the employer to reissue amended contracts, although it may choose to do so. The employer should inform employees that they can choose to retire at any age and explain that they must give at least their contractual notice if they wish to do so.