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Age Discrimination Law

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Age discrimination laws help guarantee an individual that he is not refused to a job just because of his age and gets an equal chance. Certainly, it is an age of gen Y and today youth has become the corner of the business market. The working sector of the 21st century stinks, ageism as present business market has become sheer and undiluted ageism. This has become a normal  and a common phenomenon to consider older people as stereotyped ones as are supposed to be inflexible, failing in health and unwilling to learn or adapt while ignoring the undeniable potential that has been gained with experience, maturity, commitment, trustworthiness and wisdom. The Age Discrimination Act 1975 enforced by the Civil Rights Center, protects the rights as well as provides the financial assistance to the age inflicted persons. Under the Age Discrimination Act 1967 (ADEA), it is against the law to differentiate a person because of his/her age with respect to the privilege of employment together with hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments and even trainingFor Expert consultation on Age Discrimination Law you can, take advice from Age Discrimination Lawyer or Age Discrimination Attorney in your area.

Age Discrimination at Work : The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects people age 40 and over from employment discrimination based on age. The law says that an employer may not fire, refuse to hire, or treat you differently than other employees because of your age. People under forty years old are not protected by age discrimination in the workplace laws. If an employer refuses to hire somebody because he or she is thirty-nine, and therefore "too young", that is not illegal. But if it because he or she is forty and "too old", that is illegal.
The law says that an employer may not fire, refuse to hire, or treat you differently than other employees because of your age.
Have any of these things ever happened to you?
The employer wanted a younger-looking person to do the job so you werent hired.
First, your boss wouldnt let you take some training courses. Then you got a poor job evaluation because you werent "flexible" in taking on new assignments.
Money was tight, so your boss fired you in order to keep younger workers who are paid less.
Your employer gave you undeserved poor performance evaluations and then used your "record" of poor performance to justify firing or demoting you.
Your boss turned you down for a promotion. Instead, he hired someone from the outside who was younger because the company says it "needs new blood."
If you answered "yes" to any of these, you may be a victim of age discrimination.
Age Discrimination in Employment Act
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) is your first defense against age discrimination. There has to be a lawful reason - not connected to age - for almost all employment decisions.
Who Is Covered by the ADEA?
•The law covers workers and job applicants age 40 and over.
•The ADEA applies to employers with 20 or more employees. This includes local and state governments and the federal government. It also includes employment agencies and labor unions.
•Most states have anti-age discrimination laws that apply to employers with fewer than 20 employees.

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