Federal and state laws should prohibit maximum hiring ages and mandatory retirement ages for all workers. This should include public-safety employees.
Policymakers should strengthen regulations to prohibit inquiries about age and date of birth in job applications.
Policymakers should protect the rights of older workers and workers with disabilities to receive fair and nondiscriminatory benefits.
Employers should use voluntary, nondiscriminatory exit and ERIs for employees of all ages.
Deficit-reduction efforts should avoid cuts in programs that serve low- and moderate-income populations.
States should not tie essential spending programs to unstable revenue sources.
Policymakers should use regulatory and legislative measures to prohibit discrimination against the following groups of workers:
The EEOC should give due attention to an aging workforce and maximize protections for older workers under the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA).
Congress and the executive branch must recognize the importance of the EEOC in enforcing the ADEA, as well as other civil rights laws.
The EEOC should reach out to and inform the business community about ADEA disparate impact standards.