Age Discrimination is the topic of my discrimination paper. In my paper, I will define The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. I will also explain how to file a complaint of age discrimination. In addition, I will summarize a court decision in regard to age discrimination. Finally, I will list recommendation to management in an effort to assure that the employer is in compliance with all aspects of the law.
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. The ADEA's protections apply to both employees and job applicants. Under the ADEA, it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his/her age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment -- including, but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training. (EEOC, 2003).
It is also 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. (EEOC, 2003).
The ADEA applies to employers with 20 or more employees, including state and local governments. It also applies to employment agencies and to labor organizations, as well as to the federal government. (EEOC, 2003).
Complaints of age discrimination involving Department of Health and Services (DHHS) recipients and beneficiaries may be filed with The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) by an individual, a class, or by a third party, within180 days from the date of the alleged discriminatory act. The OCR may extend the 180-day period if good cause is given. Include the following information in your written complaint, or request a Discrimination Complaint Form from OCR: .
Your name, address, and telephone number.