Avoid constant questions about workers' retirement.

When a 60-year-old HP employee got a new manager, the boss began to call him "uncle," criticized his "old skills" and repeatedly asked when he was "going to retire." After losing his job in a RIF, the employee sued for age bias. The court sent his case to trial, saying one or two retirement inquires may be isolated, "but 10 inquiries, a jury could easily find, is a...

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