My employer keeps asking me when I’m going to retire. Can they do that?
Question & AnswerMy employer keeps asking me when I’m going to retire. Can they do that?
1. Keep a record of the harassment
If your employer's harassing you to retire it's a good idea to keep a written record of what they're doing. If you start a court case, a written record can help you prove your case.
You should write down every time your employer asks you about retiring. Try to include details like:
- the date, time, and place
- who did or said what, for example, my boss said, “I must be getting tired of working.”
- names of anyone else who saw or heard what happened
- what you did at the time
How to keep your records
There are many ways to keep a record. For example, you can:
- send an email to your personal email account with details like those listed above
- write the details in a notebook
- keep a folder with copies of emails and letters, and print or take screenshots of texts and social media posts from anyone involved
Include the date when you made your notes.
Keep your notes and records in a safe place. For example, don't keep them on your computer at work because you may not be able to get them if you leave your job.