Since the beginning of the year, retreats have been on everyone’s mind. It must be said that the pension reform planned by the government has greatly worn down the French with very significant social mobilization, supported by the opposition and the unions. In this difficult context, however, no one was able to bend the executive, which decided to vote and enact the reform against all odds. While the debate revolves around raising the legal retirement age, which will go from 62 to 64, what about the French, who do not necessarily want to retire. Do you have to end your professional career?

In people’s minds, the implementation of the pension reform sounded like a cleaver. From September 1, it is, in fact, a gradual increase in the legal age of departure, which will await the French, with a planned passage from 62 to 64 years. If this evolution must be gradual, it will give, by 2030, a new direction for career ends with two additional years of work. The age of the full rate remains fixed at 67 years.

If the French are worried about their retirement, others sometimes wonder if the end of their career is compulsory. Certain professions are thus particularly popular and future retirees regret having to leave or being gradually pushed towards leaving. For the most fulfilled workers in their work, what will happen? Is there an age limit for work? At what threshold should you consider taking leave from your employer?

While the legal retirement age will now be set at 64, the full rate age is set at 67. For workers who want to continue working after this limit, you cannot be forced to leave before the age of 70.

However, three months before your 67th birthday, your employer can notify you in writing of his intention to negotiate a voluntary departure with you. In this context, you have one month to give your answer, but your employer cannot force you to leave. He nevertheless has the right to send you a letter each year, until you turn 70, on the occasion of your 68th and 69th birthdays.

From the age of 70, your employer now has the right to place you in forced retirement thanks to articles ranging from L1237-5 to L1237-8 of the Labor Code. It is therefore no longer necessary to obtain your agreement to ask you to retire: he can therefore ask you to take your steps as soon as possible when this deadline has passed.

Except in the case of a collective company agreement, your employer does not need to follow a specific procedure. You must, in fact, benefit from the status of protected employee for your employer to be obliged to request a favorable opinion from the labor inspectorate.