The Workplace Relations Commission rejected the employers argument that for "health and safety" reasons they could not employ anyone aged over 65 years of age.
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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.
Tomas Horgan and Claire Keegan – two members of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation (INTO) – claim that they suffered indirect age discrimination by being put on lower salary scales than colleagues who started prior to 2011.
Although Valerie Cox’s full-time contract ended legitimately when she turned 65, her freelance contract contained no such retirement age.
A war of words erupted in the Irish presidential contest last night as veteran broadcaster Gay Byrne warned Independent candidate Sean Gallagher about making ageist comments.
Age discrimination Ireland: The IMO has said it believes that there might be grounds for a suit against the HSE on the grounds of age discrimination
The alleged age discrimination claim arises from its failure to appoint a number of area medical officers (AMOs) to senior medical officers (SMOs), seeing as they perform the same work.
Age discrimination claims lodged with the Irish Equality Tribunal between January and June 2008 have increased by 150% over the same period last year.