Mandatory retirementBy Peter Israel01/08/2003|Canadian Employment Law Today Question: We currently have a mandatory retirement policy requiring retirement at age 65, as is acceptable according to B.C. human rights legislation. We want to change this so it is not mandatory but rather subject to assessments the person is still capable of performing the job. But what happens if we want the person turning 65 to retire even though he is still physically or mentally capable? (For example, the individual is not a respected manager or the position is being phased out.) What are our obligations to this employee? Do we have to give him severance?Answer: To Read the Full Story, Subscribe or Sign In Remember Me Forgot Password If you are a current Subscriber, please click here to set-up or update your login information.