We are committed to ensuring that all employees retiring from the Trust are aware of the choices available to them and are given the necessary information to make proper preparation for their retirement in accordance with equal opportunities and statutory requirements.
The Trust has a duty to promote equality of opportunity and the removal of discrimination where it is found to exist and will apply this policy fairly and consistently irrespective of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, transgender status, caring responsibilities, flexible working status, pregnancy, relationship status, staff association or trade union activity.
The purpose of this policy and related guidelines are to ensure that all staff employed by the Trust are aware of the choices available to them and are given the facilities to make proper preparation for their retirement in accordance with equal opportunities and statutory requirements.
The Retirement policy and guidance applies to all employees directly employed by the Trust.
This policy sets out the process to be followed when employees inform the Trust that they wish to retire.
This policy and guidance has been updated in accordance with the provisions of the Equality Act 2010, and subsequent Employment Equality (Repeal of Retirement Age provisions) Regulations 2011. Adherence to the guidance will ensure that the Trust complies with its legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and does not discriminate on the grounds of age.
|Compiled by:||Human Resources Department|
|Ratified by:||Trust Board|
|Date Ratified:||December 2022|
|Date Issued:||January 2023|
|Review Date:||December 2025|
|Target Audience:||All staff|
|Contact name:||HR Business Partners, Employee Relations Manager and Advisors|