Scrap compulsory retirement ages which cannot be justified

In the UK it is now unlawful for an employer to set a retirement age if it cannot be objectively justified. This will also be the situation in the Island when the Equality Bill is implemented. In the meantime, however, the Government is still operating a compulsory retirement policy.  

It doesn't make sense for the Government to force workers who are still capable of doing their jobs to an appropriate standard to retire particularly when there is full employment and a labour shotage. So why not change the policy in advance of being forced to do so by the new Bill?  

Of course for this policy to work Government needs to operate effective capability procedures for workers of all ages.

Why the contribution is important

Would result in big savings in recruitment costs etc.

by Sheldoncooper on May 12, 2017 at 05:44PM

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