ACAS Helps Employers Manage Older Workers

ACAS Helps Employers Manage Older Workers

Managing Older Workers - The introduction of the default retirement age in 2006 was gratefully received by employers. Managing Older Workers - The welcome was not surprising because it gave them an easy way of dismissing older workers without the usual risk of an unfair dismissal – all they had to do was follow an administrative procedure. It is now 5 years since this dismissal method was removed and the onus is again on treating older workers fairly. Acas has set out key considerations in order to do this, and employers should ignore them at their peril. Large older population Acas has set out the statistics for all to see: there are currently 20 million people aged 50 and over in the UK. This is expected to increase by 37% to 27 million by 2030. Chances are you will employ a number of people who are this age and also approaching retirement age and will need to know more about Managing Older Workers. Age...
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