The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA):
Prohibits discrimination against individuals over 40 with respect to hiring, compensation, terms, conditions and privileges of employment on the basis of age
Eliminates mandatory retirement age for employees (with some exceptions, e.g., pilots)
Applies to employers with 20 employees; unions with 25 members; employment agencies, federal, state and local governments
Is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
More information about the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).