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Facilitating Employment

When Voluntary Retirement Is Not So Voluntary

Sara Rix | Posted 01.25.2014 | Fifty
Sara Rix

It wasn't so long ago that employers could usher you out the door because you had celebrated a birthday that made you "too old to work" in the eyes of some of them. With the passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) in 1967, Congress decreed that couldn't happen before age 65, and in 1986, mandatory retirement was eliminated for most occupations.