If you are a current employee over 40 and are fired or not promoted due to age, you are protected. (2004) the company and its union negotiated a collective bargaining agreement that offered retirees health benefits only to those employees who were at least 50 years of age at the time of the agreement.
Can I be turned down for a job because I am "overqualified? Can I be fired or not hired because a younger employee costs the company less? Can I be fired to stop my pension benefits from vesting or because my health insurance is more costly? The ADEA's protections apply to both employees and job applicants.
For example, a company can't hire a 45-year-old over a 62-year-old simply because of age; if the company hired the younger employee due to her age, the 62-year-old employee would still have a claim.
Used to describe individuals who discriminate against others who are not overly focused on self improvement. The act of looking down on people who do not practice yoga, eat organic, and believe in energy fields.
Elderly and youthful employees sometimes experience age discrimination in the workplace. For more information, please see our page on the minimum number of employees needed to file a claim under your state law.