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During my mid-year review my boss asked me if I was planning…

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During my mid-year review...

During my mid-year review my boss asked me if I was planning on retiring. I am 65. Is he allowed to ask me that?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

North Carolina

Lawyer's Assistant: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?

I believe North Carolina is "at will" state. There is no formal agreement- e.g., contract. I am full time and am a SVP.

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

We are undergoing budget cutbacks.

Submitted: 10 months ago.Category: Employment Law
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It's really not wise for him to ask such a question as it implies age discrimination, which is of course illegal. However, it is not per se illegal to ask. In other words, if you are terminated at this point you now have evidence that you can use against the employer that this particular manager was biased against you in terms of your age. If you were to be terminated now, as part of cut backs or not, you should consider bringing an age discrimination claim against the employer.

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