- Discrimination in hiring, firing, layoffs, transfers, promotions, etc.
- Unequal or unfair treatment because of age
- Termination because of age
- Harassment and Hostile Environments Because of Age
- Harassers may be supervisors, co-workers, or non-employees
- The law provides for legal actions against employers
- Compensation for emotional distress, lost pay, and other damages may be recovered
Age discrimination occurs when an applicant or employee is treated less favorably than others because of age. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids discrimination against people who are age 40 or older.
It is no defense that the person perpetrating the age discrimination is also over 40. The age discrimination law applies to all areas of employment, including hiring, firing, pay, job assignments, promotions, layoff, training, fringe benefits, and any other term or condition of employment.