Discrimination Based on Age
This page provides answers to a number of questions about age discrimination in the workplace, including: 1. What is age discrimination? 2. Which federal law(s) cover older workers? 3. Who is covered by age discrimination laws? 4. Which employers are covered by the law? 5. Are all older workers protected under the law? 6. What forms of discrimination or unfair treatment are illegal? 7. What are valid reasons for an employer to fire an older worker?
Equal employment opportunity (EEO) laws prohibit specific types of job discrimination in certain workplaces. This web site contains information about (1) federal laws relating to: Age Discrimination, Disability, Ethnic/National Origin, Color, Race, Religion, and Sex; (2) Federal Financial Assistance Programs, (3) Veterans, and (4) Immigration.
This web page, from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) web site, shows you how to file a discrimination charge if you believe you have been discriminated against by an employer, labor union or employment agency when applying for a job or while on the job because of your race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, or disability, or believe that you have been discriminated against because of opposing a prohibited practice or participating in an equal employment opportunity matter.