Michal Stein, employment lawyer at Nabarro LLP, explains the legal defence that employers must employ to retain a compulsory retirement age on and after 6 April 2011; how employers should approach the issue of justification; what kinds of legitimate aims may constitute sufficient justification; and issues with health and safety.

In Part I, the focus is on the legal obstacles facing employers who wish to retain a compulsory retirement age after the default retirement age is abolished.

In Part II, the discussion moves on to the problems with workforce planning as a legitimate aim and what a fair retirement procedure may encompass. Michal also runs through relevant decisions dealing with the justification of compulsory retirement and discusses the other legal changes that came into effect after 6 April.

Click here to listen to the podcast (Part II).