Please could I have some help with something I am working on? I’m aware of the Default Retirement Age having been removed under the Employment Equality Regulations 2011, however I would like guidance and to be pointed in the direction of any material that shows how this affects contracts of employment.

We currently have the wording below in our contracts and whilst I suspect it will need to be removed, I’d like to find out how other HR professionals have addressed this.

Please could I double check whether it would need to be removed or if alternate text could be provided?

11. Retirement

Your considered date of retirement is the end of the month in which you reach your 65th birthday. You have the right to seek to work beyond that date and the Society will inform you of your rights between 6 and 12 months in advance of the considered retirement date.