A survey by Willis Towers Watson has revealed that workers in the Republic of Ireland want to work beyond their contractual retirement age of 65.
Many more workers want to continue to stay on in employment. According to a survey, 71% of 136 employers surveyed have seen requests to stay on beyond 65 years of age.
Willis Towers Watson said that 65 is no longer the start of a “work free era”.
According to the study, 65% of employers are considering the introducing more flexibility with retirement. Retirement has become a growing area of litigation for employers to deal with. As we reported last year, claims of age discrimination made up 14% of cases raised with the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission.
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