Is mandatory retirement discriminatory?
by Alessandra Malito
Mandatory retirement is still in the workforce, and it’s causing problems as people live — and work — longer.
Being compelled to leave a job because you’ve hit a certain age could impose significantly negative consequences on older employees, and experts say such a requirement shouldn’t exist at all.
Pennsylvania has a ballot question coming this November that directly touches on forced retirement, asking voters if an amendment should be created to extend the age a judge can be to serve. If approved, judges would be allowed to work until they are 75, five years past the age they’re currently required to let go of the gavel.