Definition of Age Discrimination In Employment Act

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 in the U.S. is a protection law of employees having age 40 or above from work discrimination such as hiring, promotion, layoff, transfer, or performance appraisal. The Equal Employment Opportunity is responsible for this act of enforcement.


This act applies to all those companies who have 20 or more employees in it. This Act helps to reduce the risk of long-term unemployment of old people. Old people can get retired at a certain age if they are entitled to a Pension or lump sum amount at the end of their service.

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