AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT (ADEA)

an American law, put into place in 1967, that forbids professional methods which discriminate toward persons forty and older, except if the boss can show that youthfulness is indeed a legitimate work credential for the occupation at hand.

AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT (ADEA): "The age discrimination in employment act was upheld in the case when brought to the attention of the supreme court, and Michael was awarded punitive damages for his termination of employment based on his age."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "AGE DISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT ACT (ADEA)," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/age-discrimination-in-employment-act-adea/ (accessed December 10, 2019).
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