Good news for older workers, in the UK the default retirement age has been phased out. You can now work as long as you choose after the age of 65.
However if in spite of this change in legislation your employer has forced you to retire, speak to an employment law solicitor at Imperium on 0800 633 5730 as you could make a claim.
Whilst as an older worker you can voluntarily retire and take any occupational pension you are entitled to when you choose, you cannot be forced to retire.
Upon reaching the age of 65 your job is not under threat, you have the same job security as younger colleagues.
Your value as an employee does not lessen just because you are getting older and scrapping the default retirement age reflects this fact.
If you have suffered age discrimination at work call 0800 633 5730 for legal advice on.
Age discrimination claim case study:
Five UK police forces face paying millions in compensation to officers forced to retire after 30 years service.
Claims on behalf of 250 police officers from North and South Wales, Devon and Cornwall, Nottinghamshire and West Midlands were taken to a Central London Employment Tribunal. This was a landmark case of officers collectively bringing a claim for compensation against the police service.
The case centred around officers forced to retire under a ruling which said, any officer below the rank of chief could be made to retire after 30 years in the 'general interest of efficiency'. In effect the government advised that it was cutting police funding and believed forced retirement could reduce costs.
After reviewing the evidence the employment tribunal ruled in the officers' favour, hundreds of police officers are now entitled to claim compensation for age discrimination for being forced into retirement.
The police service now faces a bill that could run into millions.
If you have suffered age related discrimination at work or have been forced to retire at 65, find out about making a claim.
Why choose us to represent you?
- We have specialist employment solicitors with extensive experience helping clients win their age discrimination claims.
- We specialise in unfair dismissal and forced retirement cases.
- We are dedicated to winning compensation for our clients.
- We work to get the maximum payout possible.
Our representation is on a 'No Win-No Fee' basis, you only pay us if we win you a payout.
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