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RETIREMENT NOTICES: Moving the goalposts

23 September 2011  

A recent EAT ruling means that the repealed statutory retirement procedures could come back to bite employers, warn Michael Cole and Charlotte Stafford

In the diary of most employers, 5 April 2011 was a significant date as it marked the final deadline for validly serving notice of intention to retire employees compulsorily. Retirement notices served after that date are invalid following the government’s well publicised phasing out of the default retirement age. Now that the mad dash to serve notices of retirement on or before 5 April 2011 is over, employers will have breathed a collective sigh of relief, believing that they have fulfilled all their legal obligations.

 

 

 

Additional Info

  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Bailey v R & R Plant (Peterborough) Ltd 2011 UKEAT 0370/10/1805

    Holmes v Active Sensors Ltd (unreported 12 July 2007)

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