I will be 60 years of age in August 2013 and have the opportunity to move to France to work for the French branch of my employers. I am currently located in the UK and work for the British branch of this business. I have been told by a co-worker that under French Employment Law it is compulsory for a worker to retire at age 62. If this is true then there would be no point in me relocating to France to work for the French branch as I would only have 2 years employment. Can you inform me if what I have been told is correct or if this co-worker has misunderstood French Law on this matter and an employee of a French business can continue to work past the age of 62 if they and their employer agree for them to do so, and if there is an upper age limit for employment in France what that age is?
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. I am a British Citizen but am allowed to work in other EU countries including France.
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I have now been informed by the French Branch of my employers that this Law was misunderstood by my co-worker and that the true situation is that for any French Employee who qualifies for a French State Pension the earliest they can retire and draw this Pension is 62. It does NOT mean that any employee in France must retire at that age and indeed they can if they and the employer wish work on in France to the age of 70. This information came from the HR Manager of the French Branch.
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