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November 2015 Employment Law Newsletter

Adare Human Resource Management

Established in 2003, Adare Human Resource Management are Ireland’s leading expert and provider of Employment Law, Industrial Relations (IR), Human Resource Management (HRM) and Health and Safety Services.
  • Topic - Fixing Retirement Age – Possibilities and Potential Pitfalls

    Nov 02, 2015
    Retirement Age is an area which is continuing to be a topic of concern for Employers. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in case law in this sphere, in particular concerning the challenges around compulsorily retiring an Employee on the grounds of age. Historically, in many Organisations Employees have been required to retire on attaining 65 years of age. The question frequently asked by Employers is whether Organisations can stand over compulsorily retiring Employees from work on the attainment of a certain age, without potentially facing a claim of discrimination on the grounds of age.
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  • Case Law – Enforcing a Compulsory Retirement Age – The Risks

    Nov 02, 2015
    In this month’s newsletter we consider case law relating to the enforcement of a contractual retirement age and the risks associated for Employers. Case law in this area has continued to evolve and the Employment Law team in in Adare Human Resource Management have continued to closely monitor this area, as it is an area Organisations are finding it difficult to understand how best to approach. We consider in detail, two starkly different cases and outline the key learnings for Employers.
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  • HR Helpdesk - Considerations for Employers when Enforcing Retirement Age

    Nov 02, 2015
    Retirement can be a potentially difficult subject for many Employers. Case law around retirement age has evolved as of late. The team at Adare Human Resource Management examine the most common pitfalls and considerations for Organisations when dealing with this subject and how best to avoid claims arising from this issue.
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