There have been recent changes in the area of retirement as a result of the introduction of the Equality (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 on 1 January 2016 which aligned Irish legislation with European law regarding retirement ages. This amends the Employment Equality Acts 1998 – 2015 and requires employers to objectively justify their mandatory retirement age going forward.
Ciara McGuone, SFA Executive, delivered an SFA webinar on managing retirement on Wednesday, 7 June.
The webinar focused on some of the most commonly asked questions in this area:
How can I manage the retirement process correctly to avoid an age discrimination claim?
What do the changes to the legislation mean for employers in this area?
What is considered an “objective justification” for a retirement age?
How do changes in the state pension age impact on retirement?
Playback the webinar and access a copy of the presentation here.