Layoff of a 65-year old?

I am 65,in good health, and still work on a very good full-time job. My company has had few reductions in work force by layoffs. In my case I am qualified for retirement because of my age and also the company's pension plan would cover my retirement. But a wish to work a few more years (4-5). Is it possible for me to be selected for layoff without the option of retirement. I don't see any likelyhood of that, but could my company "do that to me"?

Thanks for your help!

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1 answer  |  asked Nov 5, 2003 10:39 PM [EST]  |  applies to Texas

Answers (1)

Trey Henderson
lay off

Yes, the company can lay you off as long as the decision is not based upon one of the protected factors such as age.

posted by Trey Henderson  |  Nov 6, 2003 08:19 AM [EST]

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