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The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2006

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Statutory right to request not to retire

5.—(1) An employee may make a request to his employer not to retire on the intended date of retirement.

(2) In his request the employee must propose that his employment should continue, following the intended date of retirement—

(a)indefinitely;

(b)for a stated period; or

(c)until a stated date,

and, if the request is made at a time when it is no longer possible for the employer to notify in accordance with paragraph 2 and the employer has not yet notified in accordance with paragraph 4, must identify the date on which he believes that the employer intends to retire him.

(3) A request must be in writing and state that it is made under this paragraph.

(4) An employee may only make one request under this paragraph in relation to any one intended date of retirement and may not make a request in relation to a date that supersedes a different date as the intended date of retirement by virtue of paragraph 3(3) or 10(3)(b).

(5) A request is only a request made under this paragraph if it is made—

(a)in a case where the employer has complied with paragraph 2, more than three months but not more than six months before the intended date of retirement; or

(b)in a case where the employer has not complied with paragraph 2, before, but not more than six months before, the intended date of retirement .

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