Updated to include information on the Government's response to its consultation on reforms to public-sector exit payments.
Our latest research on the removal of a default retirement age finds evidence of changes to retirement ages. We explore employers' views on the changes and the benefits as identified by our respondents. The difficulties as identified by respondent organisations are also documented.
The law on retirement, including working without the default retirement age and statutory retirement procedure, the use of employer-justified retirement ages, and voluntary retirement.
In Hörnfeldt v Posten Meddelande AB  IRLR 785 ECJ, the ECJ held that a provision of Swedish law that stipulates that employers may lawfully terminate the contracts of employees who reach the age of 67 does not breach European age discrimination law.
In Seldon v Clarkson Wright & Jakes  IRLR 590 SC, the Supreme Court held that direct age discrimination must be justified by aims that are consistent with the public interest factors referred to in art.6(1) of the Equal Treatment Framework Directive.
HR and legal information and guidance relating to retirement ages.