WRC upholds reliance on a mandatory retirement age

WRC upholds reliance on a mandatory retirement age

In the case of Martina Deasy v Daughters of Charity Child and Family Service the employee made a complaint alleging age discrimination when she was compelled to retire at the age of 66 by the employer.

The employee requested an extension of her employment, but it was denied by the respondent, citing their retirement policy. The employee argued that there were precedents of staff working beyond 66 and that no written retirement policy existed.

However, the Respondent maintained that their policy was justified by legitimate aims such as succession planning and staff retention. After reviewing evidence and arguments, the Adjudication Officer found that the Respondent's retirement policy was objectively justified and non-discriminatory. Therefore, the complaint of age discrimination was dismissed.

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