Believe it or not, it is now five years since the default retirement age was scrapped. Has its removal had as big an impact on employers as many feared?
Five years on from the abolition of the default retirement age, we highlight four key retirement issues that have come before the tribunals and courts.
Managers are too busy making generalisations to tap into the potential of older workers, according to a new policy paper from Acas. Senior policy advisor at the conciliation service, Adrian Wakeling, sets out the issues.
Cases on appeal provides news on key case law developments that are expected.
Updated to include information on the Government's response to its consultation on reforms to public-sector exit payments.
An appeal has been lodged against the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) ruling that requiring police officers to retire after 30 years' service to cut costs was not age discrimination.
In finding that an older project manager was chosen for redundancy because of his age, this employment tribunal highlighted evidence of comments from the managing director that it was time for him to retire.
The Employment Appeal Tribunal has dismissed police officers' claims for indirect discrimination on the ground of age. Police forces, to make costs savings, applied the A19 rule in the Police Pensions Regulations 1987 to retire officers who had accrued a certain minimum pension entitlement that could be achieved only after 30 years' service.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to retirement.