The Age Discrimination in Employment Act: The federal
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects
individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination
based on age. It applies to employers of 20 or more people. Oftentimes,
employers discriminate against older workers because they are believed to be
more likely to take medical leaves of absence. The ADEA can be found at Section
621 of Title 29 of the United States Code.
The Fair Employment and Housing Act forbids age
discrimination against individuals 40 years of age and older from age-based
discrimination. Unlike the ADEA, however, California's age discrimination
statutes are to be enforced with the goal of not only protecting older
workers as individuals, but also of protecting older workers as a group, since
they face unique obstacles in the later phases of their careers.
California Government Code Section 12941.
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