Working in the UK without a default retirement age: health, safety and the oldest workers

Barrett, Brenda and Sargeant, Malcolm ORCID logoORCID: (2015) Working in the UK without a default retirement age: health, safety and the oldest workers. Industrial Law Journal, 44 (1) . pp. 75-100. ISSN 0305-9332 [Article] (doi:10.1093/indlaw/dwu028)

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This article considers the impact on individuals seeking, or in continuing work, and on organisations needing to manage older workers of the abolition of the default retirement age. Organisations will need to develop policies to cope with increasing numbers of workers in their late 60s, 70s and beyond. Here, we focus on the need for employers to plan for an ageing workforce in respect of the health and safety issues which will result from employing increasing numbers of older workers.

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Research Areas: A. > Business School
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Notes on copyright: Industrial Law Journal, Vol. 44, No. 1, March 2015 © The Author 2015. Published by Oxford University Press.
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Date Deposited: 27 Mar 2015 13:56
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