Feeling like you’re being discriminated against at work is unsettling. For many employees, workplace discrimination is something that comes with the job. It shouldn’t be the case, but too many fear repercussions from their employer, and cannot risk losing their jobs and benefits.
There are state and federal laws in place to protect workers from age discrimination, just one of which is the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). This federal law protects employees who are 40 or older from age-based discrimination in hiring, promoting, discharge, compensation, or terms/ conditions/ privileges of employment. The ADEA is enforced by the EEOC and supported by employment attorneys who fight to protect workers’ rights.