Q: Are there laws regarding employers changing the retirement date set forth by employee ?
My sister has given the company she has worked for almost 20 years a Jan 31st, 2021 retirement date. They have come back with a Dec 31st, 2020 date. She has been top salesperson for years and has made them millions of dollars. Her social security starts in Feb 2020. She opted for Jan 31st so she can receive Medicare. Does she have any legal ground to fight this ?
A: Your sister gets to choose when she wants to retire. If the company ends her employment before that, it is called termination. She would be entitled to unemployment compensation benefits at least until she retired and, if she proved that her age or some other unlawful reason motivated her termination, she could recover other losses that she suffered as a result.
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