IER05C01 – Contract Clause on retirement age if it can be objectively justified

This clause can be included in a contrcat of employment when there is a reason for enforcing a retirement age. In Ireland there is no legislation at present to state that a retirement age cannot be in a contract. Employers should be mindful if the retirement age is not in the contract it cannot be enforced. Employers should always consider if there is a justifiable rationale for including the retirement age otherwise they could face claims of age discrimination