Guide to Laws Preventing Age Discrimination

As the American population ages, many individuals are now postponing retirement for much longer than previous generations. Some of the reasons for remaining in the workforce later in life include financial insecurity, access to employer-sponsored health plans, and simply wanting to stay active and engaged. One of the consequences of this shift is that older Americans are facing age discrimination in the workplace in Read More

Age Discrimination–How Do I Prove It?

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) The Age Discrimination in Employment Act ("ADEA") was passed in 1967 to protect older workers from discrimination in the workplace. The ADEA prohibits employers from discriminating against workers who are 40 years old or older. The law does not cover employees who are younger than 40. Workplace discrimination includes actions that have adverse employment effects, which Read More

Types of Age Discrimination

According to an April 2016 article in the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore County entered into a partial settlement to resolve an age discrimination lawsuit against it relating to its pension system. The lawsuit, which was filed 10 years ago by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), alleged the pension system discriminated against older workers for years in violation of the federal Age Discrimination in Read More

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