Thursday, 3 May 2012

Recent judgment may have left door open for businesses to set their own staff retirement age

In response to a judgment handed down on the 25 April 2012 at the Supreme Court, which some are claiming may have left the door open for businesses to set their own retirement age for staff, the CIPD warns employers to remember the business benefits of recruiting, retaining, engaging and motivating a diverse workforce and the value that an ageing workforce can contribute to business and the economy.

The case, viewed as one of the most significant for years on the issue of age discrimination, involves Mr. Leslie Seldon, a former senior civil litigation partner at Clarkson Wright and Jakes (CWJ). Despite the abolition of the default retirement age, today's complex Supreme Court ruling found his dismissal upon turning 65 to be legitimate because, amongst other things, it allowed effective succession planning within the firm.

Read the full story on the CIPD website ........ 

Limited Offer (ending soon) - Your company can benefit from some publicity like this, absolutely free of charge. Just send us your news item, logo and image(s) and we will consider it for publication. If you take display advertising or product and literature features in our printed publication, you will continue to receive free publicity when the offer ends.

For details on features and advertising rates please contact us or visit our website.

No comments: