The Equality Tribunal recently published its latest decision on the topical issue of age discrimination and compulsory retirement1. In this case
The economic impact of the recession has seen employees having to work for longer and being unable to afford to retire until later.
The topic of age discrimination and justification of discrimination on the grounds of age has come into the spotlight again with the release of two recent European Court of Justice decisions.
The Judgment delivered by the European Court of Justice last week in a case known as the "Heydey challenge" to the UK's mandatory retirement age of 65, may provide some clarification for Irish employers on the legality of compulsory retirement clauses in this jurisdiction.