In recent years the general position has been that employers would generally not set a compulsory retirement age for employees as doing so could be regarded as discriminatory. However, a compulsory retirement age can be imposed providing an employer can justify it.
Settlement Agreements are agreements reached between 2 or more parties in the case of potential Employment Tribunal claims or actual Employment Tribunal claims or other Court proceedings relating to an employment situation.
A recent change in the law has meant that employees with a claim can no longer go direct to an Employment Tribunal but must now notify Acas first. The change in the law has been brought about in the hope that more workplace disputes are settled at the earliest opportunity without the need for Employment Tribunal involvement.