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Sandberry Police Department Retirement Policy

The Sandberry Police department transferred Alvin Durkin from a patrol officer to a desk job. Alvin is 50 years old. The police department has a mandatory retirement age of 50 for all patrol officers. When the officer reaches the age of 50, he/she is automatically transferred to a desk job. At that time, the officer can apply for early retirement. Alvin was highly offended and filed a claim for age discrimination under the ADEA.

A. Alvin has a claim because mandatory retirement violates the ADEA.

B. Police departments are exempt from the ADEA's prohibition of mandatory retirement.

C. Alvin does not have a claim for age discrimination because he was not fired.

D. The police department will be liable because Alvin was transferred without his permission.

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B. Police departments are exempt from the ADEA's prohibition of mandatory retirement.

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This solution provides the correct answer, along with an explanation to the age discrimination question presented. This question is based on the Sandberry Police Department.

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