Legal - Retirement regulations: Retirement age heading for the horizon


The government recently launched a consultation on scrapping the default retirement age in the UK. Currently, an employer can force an employee to retire at the age of 65. Under the new plans, employers could not force an employee to retire because they had reached 65. If they do wish to retire an employee, they will need to provide a clear, objective justification setting out a legitimate aim and that having that compulsory retirement age is a proportionate means of achieving it.

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