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What is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act?
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act was made official in 1967 and gave employees rights regarding discrimination in the workplace as a result of age. Within the act, it states that employees who are over the age of 40 work for the federal, state, or local government, labor organizations, or employment agencies, and employees who are over the age of 40 and work for private employees with at least 20 employees are protected from discrimination due to their age.
What are examples of age discrimination?
Discrimination may be classified when employers include certain age specifications in job postings or applications. Discrimination may be seen when employers fire an employee because of their age. Employers harassing and making rude comments to certain employees due to their age may qualify as discrimination. Another example of discrimination includes employers asking pre-employment questions regarding a potential employee’s age. Employers openly favoring younger workers over older ones, such as solely giving younger workers promotions or demoting older employees for no apparent reason is also an example of discrimination. Finally, employers retaliating against an employee after the employee filed an age discrimination charge against them constitutes age discrimination.
How long do I have to make an age discrimination claim?
If you believe that you are a victim of age discrimination, you will have to take legal action through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. You will have 180 days after the date the act of discrimination occurred to file your age discrimination claim. However, if you are a federal employee, it is important to know that you will only have 45 days from the date of the incident to bring attention to your claim by contacting an Equal Employment Opportunity counselor.
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