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Age Discrimination - What Supervisors Need to Know

Excerpts taken from The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission "Training and Technical Assistance Program 2002" and online at http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/qanda.html

Q & A: Age Discrimination - What Practices Are Discriminatory?

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA), protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older.
It is illegal to discriminate in any aspect of employment, including:

The ADEA's broad ban against age discrimination also specifically prohibits:

Key Points to Remember

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, but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training.

The ADEA applies to employers with 20 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government.

Theories of Discrimination

Apprenticeship Programs

Job Notices and Advertisement

Pre-Employment Inquiries

Benefits

Please click here to view the The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967

Please click here to view the Florida Statues Age Discrimination