Mandatory Retirement Ages Could Be Illegal

     The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently filed a lawsuit alleging that a dental surgery practice illegally terminated an employee because of her age, under the company’s mandatory retirement policy.  The EEOC’s lawsuit claims that the company terminated an employee who had worked for it for over thirty seven years as a receptionist.  The lawsuit alleges that the employee was fired four days after her sixty fifth birthday because of a company policy that mandated retirement once an employee turned sixty five years old.  Mandatory retirement policies on the basis of age are usually illegal.  See EEOC v. Professional Endodontics, P.C., No.: 4:17-cv-13466 (E.D. Mich.).

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