Posts Tagged ‘Age Discrimination’
New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Expands Protections Against Ageism
The state of New Jersey recently updated its Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) to include protections against age discrimination. NJLAD “prohibits discrimination and harassment based on actual or perceived race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, and other protected characteristics,” now including age. The revised law prohibits employers from using age…Read More
How Serious are EEOC Age Discrimination Charges? Very.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a government agency charged with enforcing federal civil rights laws, such as the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). The ADEA protects applicants and employees 40 years of age and older from discrimination on the basis of age in hiring, promotion, discharge, compensation, or terms, conditions…Read More
EEOC to Employers: Be Proactive on Addressing Instances of Age Discrimination
A number of federal, state, and local laws make it illegal to discriminate against a job candidate or employee on the basis of age. For example, theAge Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination based on age for persons 40 or older. Violations of laws prohibiting age discrimination carry steep legal penalties as well as…Read More