As highlighted in a previous blog, on 6th April 2011 the government introduced legislation which saw the abolition of the default retirement age and the related stautory retirement procedure. This means that employers can no longer automatically or lawfully retire employees simply on the basis that they have reached 65 years of age.
On Friday 20th May, we will be hosting a seminar to discuss the full implications of these changes for employers when dealing with the retirement of employees and succession planning in the workplace. The seminar will focus on:
- The specific changes which have been made to the law;
- Practical steps that employers can take to address the problem of terminating the employment relationship on the basis of retirement; and
- What the employment tribunals and courts will require an employer to show where it seeks to objectively justify a retirement dismissal.
The details for this free seminar are:
Date: 20th May 2011
Venue: Miller Samuel Offices (RWF House, 5 Renfield Street, Glasgow)
Registration & Buffet: 12.30 p.m. until 1 p.m.
Talk: 1 p.m.
Tea & Coffee: 1.45 p.m. until 2.15 p.m.
If you are interested in coming along, please email email@example.com to reserve your place!