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When an individual does not get a job based on their age, it is called age discrimination. People over the age of 40 are protected from age discrimination under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). This act applies for hiring, termination and other employment actions based on a worker's age. Under this age discrimination act, an employer may not fire or treat employees any differently than others just because of age.
Age discrimination can cause an employee to lose their job for a factor that has nothing to do with their performance. An employee is a victim of age discrimination if:
Employers are prohibited from discriminating against any employee just because they are over 40 years old. That doesn't mean it doesn't happen. An age discrimination attorney can help you protect your rights against age discrimination. An age discrimination lawyer can work with individuals to prove that an employee has experienced adverse action in favor of younger employees.
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