Tribunal win ‘shows dangers of not respecting retirement wishes’

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Tribunal win ‘shows dangers of not respecting retirement wishes’ An accountant who was pushed into retirement against their wishes has received £182,000 for age discrimination from a tribunal. John peters, from Liverpool, argued that Rock Oil had unfairly dismissed him in an attempt to make the 69 year old retire from his position at the… Continue reading

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Baby Boomers want flexible working and staggered retirement

Baby Boomers want flexible working and staggered retirement According to research  by Ashridge, as featured on HR magazine, older workers want a better work-life balance with a more staggered retirement. Baby Boomers are keen to embrace flexible working and plan a smooth route into retirement.     The survey of 1,810 people identified Baby Boomers… Continue reading

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Over 55s braced to work past retirement age to ‘stay mentally fit’

__     Nearly half of over 55s believe they will work past retirement age, but three quarters don’t think employers are doing enough to support older staff.     Older workers (55+) in the UK are bracing themselves to continue working until they are 70 years old, according to new research by the CIPD,… Continue reading

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Phased retirement better for wellbeing

_ _ _ Employers are being urged to be more supportive of their employees entering retirement, particularly in regards to the timing and control individuals have on the decision. Wellbeing and mental health is effected greatly by this control, older workers should be given the opportunity of a ‘bridge’ job to make it a slower… Continue reading

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What would a new state retirement age mean for employers?

Average age of leaving the workforce may reach 70-plus, experts predict, with implications for skills, training and pension costs The burden on employers to help their staff adequately fund their retirement is going to become ever greater, with the state pension likely to increase to 70 and beyond in future years, experts have warned. With… Continue reading

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