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Retirement Age Scrapped

6 April 2011

From 6 April 2011, employers will no longer be able to compulsorily retire employees using the default retirement age (DRA) unless the default age can be objectively justified.

For employees currently under notice of retirement using the DRA, these will continue through to completion.

Employers who have staff nearing retirement age will need to know about the changes that have come into effect.

These changes will have far reaching implications for the way many businesses work and employers who fail to make the necessary changes to approaches to employee retirement may face claims of unfair dismissal and discrimination.