Age Discrimination Attorneys
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals
who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based
on age. The ADEA’s protections apply to both employees and job applicants.
Under the ADEA, it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because
of his/her age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment,
including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job
assignments, and training. The ADEA permits employers to favor older workers
based on age even when doing so adversely affects a younger worker who
is 40 or older.
It is also unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment
practices that discriminate based on age or for filing an age discrimination
charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding,
or litigation under the ADEA.
The ADEA applies to employers with 20 or more employees, including state
and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and labor
organizations, as well as to the federal government.