The Employment Equality (Age) regulations 2006 for the first time in the UK have made discrimination on the grounds of age unlawful. The effect of this legislation is substantial and has introduced new retirement provisions which affect all employees as they approach retirement.
At Kew Law our solicitors can assist employers navigate their way round these complicated provisions and provide you with all the tools you need to comply with the new obligations whilst minimising your risk to unfair dismissal claims arising upon retiring employees. Retirement has become the 6th potentially fair reason for a dismissal. Therefore should procedural necessities not be followed when making a person redundant the dismissal may not be considered fair and leave the employer open to potential claims.
If you intend to retire an employee then contact us here for an initial discussion and to make an appointment or call our mobile friendly number on +44 (0) 20 3581 5678 to speak to an Employment Law Solicitor.