ADEA: Age Discrimination in Employment Act


  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967: This act prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals who are 40 or over on the basis of age in regard to hiring, firing, promoting, training, compensation, or in terms and condition of employment. The EEOC monitors and enforces this law in the US.


  • The Age Discrimination Act of 1975: This act prohibits employers in federally-funded or federally-run programs and activities from discriminating on the basis of age. This act, which applies to all ages, permits the use of certain age distinctions and factors other than age that meet the act’s requirements and is enforced by the DOL’s Civil Rights Center.

Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action, ADA, and ADEA are essential laws that apply to talent recruitment and management. It is important that managers carefully examine these laws to ensure that their organization is in compliance with them (“Age Discrimination”, n.d.).