Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience.
What is mandatory retirement? Couldn’t this be considered age discrimination?
Age discrimination is a federal statute. Mandatory retirement for law enforcement and air traffic controllers is a federal statute. Yes, Congress is allowed to enact legislation setting forth discriminatory treatment for different groups of people.
Bill Bransford is managing partner of Shaw, Bransford & Roth, PC.
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