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Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Reference Number: MTAS-1552
Reviewed Date: 12/21/2022

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on their age. The ADEA’s protection applies to both employees and job applicants. Similar to Title VII, the ADEA makes it unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his or her age with respect to any terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training. 29 U.S.C. § 621 - 29. U.S.C. § 634.

Similarly, it is unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on age or for filing an age discrimination charge, testifying, or participating in any way in an investigation, proceeding, or litigation under the ADEA.