Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

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).