Age Discrimination Employment Act

Sydni Rabern and Sydney Park

background

  • made in 1967
  • to prohibit age discrimination in employment
  • to promote the employment of older workers based on ability rather than age

qualifications

includes every individual, partnership, business trust, or organized groups of persons who:


  1. being engaged in an industry affecting commerce
  2. have 20 or more employees
  3. having an employment relationship with the claimed employee

this law applies to people of the age 40 and above

it is considered unlawful to harass a person because of his or her age

work situations

  • prohibits discrimination against: hiring, firing, pay job assignments, promotions, layoffs, training, and benefits