At present, there is a default retirement age (DRA) of 65 which means employers can retire their employees at age 65 by giving an employee 6 months’ notice in writing of the impending retirement date.
An employee can request to work beyond their retirement date if they wish and the employer has a duty to consider such a request. Ultimately, however, the employer can still decide to retire the employee without this being an unfair dismissal or age discrimination. This is all about to change! Continue Reading