What law protects Employees against Age Discrimination?
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) makes it illegal for an employer to fire, fail to hire, or alter the terms, conditions or privileges of employment because an individual is 40 years of age or more. The ADEA also prohibits retaliation against an employee who opposes age-based discriminatory practices in the workplace. In addition, several states anti-discrimination statutes provide additional protections to older workers who have been subjected to discrimination. If you feel that you have been the subject of age-based discrimination or retaliation, contact The Employment Law Group law firm at 888-603-0983.