Here are 105,000 reasons not to force an older worker to retire

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“When are you going to retire?” “Why don’t you retire at 65?” “What is the reason you are not retiring?”

A company manager at a manufacturing and distribution company allegedly asked these questions of a direct report as she approached her 65th birthday, according to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in a lawsuit it filed last year.

I probably would’ve stuck with “Chocolate or vanilla?”

But that’s just me.

Then again, I’m an employment lawyer who appreciates that forcing a private-sector employee to retire generally violates the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the federal law forbidding age discrimination against

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