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Pressuring Employees To Retire Is A Cost-Control Method That Needs To Be Retired

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The Baby Boomers are supposed to be retiring in droves, but they're not.  Some are delaying retirement because they need the health benefits.  Some want to pump more funds into their retirement accounts.  Others simply want to work. 

This is bad news for employers that need to cut costs and were counting on employees to retire.  The solution isn't to pressure the employees into retiring.  Think twice "before subtly or overtly pushing senior employees towards retirement in order to save money, or for any other illegal purpose based on age," said the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in an age discrimination case in which a county in New York was accused of transferring four police officers to less desirable precincts and replacing them with younger officers.  The county settled the claims for $450,000.  (EEOC v. Nassau County, NY, E.D.NY, No. 07 CV 3980, 2008)

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