22 Apr, 2024 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

Dismissal of an employee close to retirement age and abuse

22 Apr, 2024 by Marianne Favre Moreillon

As employees approach retirement age, their motivation, productivity and physical abilities tend to decline. Under certain conditions, older employees benefit from special protection. The risk of unfair dismissal is never far away.

Faced with an increasingly competitive market, employees must improve and update their knowledge. Older workers risk being sidelined.

This article develops the following topics:

  • freedom of termination
  • reasons inherent to the employee's personality and wrongful dismissal
  • lawfulness of the dismissal of an older employee
  • jurisprudence
  • the employer's duty to assist
  • measures to be taken before a dismissal 

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