Q: My employer has asked me to retire due to my age, but I would like to keep working. What can I do?

The retirement age will be raised gradually to 65, and the re-employment age ceiling to 70, by 2030.
The retirement age will be raised gradually to 65, and the re-employment age ceiling to 70, by 2030.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG

A: Your employer cannot ask you to retire before you reach the statutory retirement age of 62.

Beyond that age, your employer must, by law, offer you re-employment up to the age of 67 as long as you meet certain criteria, such as being medically fit to continue working and having worked for the employer for at least three years before you reached the retirement age.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on January 17, 2021, with the headline 'Q: My employer has asked me to retire due to my age, but I would like to keep working. What can I do?'. Subscribe