What qualifies for age discrimination?
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) forbids age discrimination against people who are age 40 or older. It does not protect workers under the age of 40, although some states have laws that protect younger workers from age discrimination.
How do I sue for age discrimination at work?
Before filing an age discrimination lawsuit in court, you must first file an administrative complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), which is the agency that enforces federal antidiscrimination laws. Filing a charge with the EEOC is a prerequisite to filing a discrimination lawsuit.
What are the examples of age discrimination?
10 Signs of Age Discrimination at WorkHearing Age-Related Comments or Insults. Seeing a Pattern of Hiring Only Younger Employees. Getting Turned Down For a Promotion. Being Overlooked for Challenging Work Assignments. Becoming Isolated or Left Out. Being Encouraged or Forced to Retire. Experiencing Layoffs.