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Not only can an employer not require that you set such a date, but the mere instance of asking for it can be seen as discrimination based on your age.
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If you can get your boss to put this request in writing, then you haven an open and shut case.
Absent that, you should consider writing down when this was asked, as well as any witnesses who may have seen it.
Then, you can make a formal complaint to the EEOC
or get an employment attorney involved if any adverse employment action occurs against you.
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In either situation, you would reference the ADEA which is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act
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