Can My Employer Force Me to Retire?
Forced Retirement and Age Discrimination
Under the principle of "at-will employment," an employer can require employees to leave their jobs, whether it is called retirement or a layoff.
The use of the word "retirement," however, suggests age as a factor. That, or a mandatory retirement age in private employment, could support a claim for age discrimination.
Discrimination can be tricky to prove, and the analysis is always highly dependent on the facts of your particular case. If you are wondering whether age was a factor in your termination, you should consult an employment attorney to better understand your rights and your options.
Learn more here about discrimination in Massachusetts.
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