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People are generally working until later in life but sometimes as an employer you will want to think about older people retiring. Most organisations will have a normal age at which employees are required to retire. This is usually 65.
If there is no formal retirement age then you can dismiss an employee by reason of retirement if they are aged 65 or over.
If the normal retirement age is set below 65 you can still retire an employee once the normal retirement age is reached, but only if the retirement age is objectively justified and the requisite notice has been given.
Whatever the retirement age you will need to follow a set procedure including giving written notice to the employee of your intention to retire them. If an employee wishes to stay on you will need to give that request proper consideration. If you do not do so you might find yourself on the end of an age discrimination claim.
At Hart Brown we can help and guide you through the process and help you put in place the correct procedures.