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Answer: Federal law prohibits forcing someone to retire at any particular age, with very few exceptions (such as commercial airline pilots). As long as you can continue to perform the essential elements of your job, you cannot be terminated or forced to retire for age.I'm goving you link to a Wikipedia page since it's a good summary of the law and easy to understand: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Age_Discrimination_in_Employment_Act
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Oops, sorry, I wasn't finished with my answer.I wanted to also let you know that if your employer tries to force you to retire, you have the right to file a discrimination complaint.
Since there are enough employees, you have the right to file a complaint with both the state discrimination agency and the federal one, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).
In Ohio, you can contact the state agency here: http://das.ohio.gov/Eod/AAEEOComplaintInfo.htm
And there are two other agencies just for people with disabilities: http://olrs.ohio.gov/ASP/HomePage.asp and http://www.gcpd.ohio.gov/
You can contact the EEOC here: http://www.eeoc.gov/ (there’s a ton of great information at this website!)
If you start with the state agency, in most states they’ll file a complaint with the EEOC on your behalf at the same time.
There are deadlines for filing, so don’t delay!
Complaint investigations are free. They’re not always the best, XXXXX XXXXX do get a free investigation. If it looks like they are going to file a “no cause” finding, withdraw your complaint before they do. That way, if you go to court, a “no cause” finding can’t be used against you.
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