Did your employer use unfair terms and conditions to
hire you just because of your age? If so, you may have
suffered from age discrimination.
The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of
1967 protects employees and job applicants 40 years of
age and older when their employers or potential
employers have discriminated against them. Your employer
may be a private company, the state or local government,
a labor organization, or even an employment agency, as
long as there are 20 or more people working there.
Discrimination in this context can occur when the
employer requires unfair terms, conditions, or
privileges of employment such as those pertaining to
hiring, firing, compensation, and benefits.