Interesting Decision On Extension Of Employment Post-mandatory Retirement Age

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The Complainant was employed as Operations Manager from 1982 to 17th June 2019 and was paid €54,451.92. The Respondent has a mandatory retirement age of 65 years. The Complainant was due to turn 65 years on 14th June 2017. He requested the HR that he wished to remain in employment and received a written contract for that year from the date of his retirement. The following year, he requested to continue employment, which was agreed by the Respondent and the Complainant received a written contract to continue employment for another year. On 18th April 2019, the Complainant was advised that the CEO of the Respondent Company would not be extending the Complainant’s employment further and that his employment would end on 17th June 2019.

The Respondent offered some staff training job to the Complainant on consultancy basis after the employment was terminated.

The Complainant claimed that he was discriminated on the ground of age.

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