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Compulsory Retirement Age of 65 Upheld

In a recent High Court employment law case, the judge ruled on whether the directive establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation could prohibit the State from maintaining a retirement age of 65. A radiographer employed by the Health Service Executive wished to continue working past the age of 65, the generally accepted retirement age in that part of the HSE. The HSE made the worker retire upon reaching 65. When the worker took the case to the High Court, the court held that the retirement age was implied into the worker’s contract and that the directive in question did not prohibit the State from maintaining a retirement age of 65. The retirement age of 65 was deemed to be lawful and upheld.
 

2018-11-13T10:48:48+01:00August 7th, 2012|Latest News|
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