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Is it legal to retire my staff on age grounds?

Is it legal to retire my staff on age grounds?

What does the law say on age–related retirement? If you identify a gap in your knowledge, consider making a CPD entry based on the article:

The phone rings one quiet afternoon. You answer it and are pleased to hear from a former pre-registration pharmacist who you know is managing an independent pharmacy a few miles away. "I've got a problem," she confides. "I've got a member of staff who has been here for ever and thinks she owns the place – you know the type. She's openly critical of any changes I try and bring in and it is really getting me and the other staff down, as well as adversely affecting the business. Can I retire her because of her age? She's 68."

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