Age above which a person may no longer take part in a competitive examination organized for access to a post or continue to be employed in a certain capacity. In France, a statutory age limit exists only for established civil servants . In other cases, an age limit may be stipulated, under certain conditions, by collective agreement or under the individual contract of employment (see retirement ).
Please note: the European industrial relations glossaries were compiled between 1991 and 2003 and are not updated. For current material see the European industrial relations dictionary.