Policymakers should strengthen federal and state laws that protect against age discrimination.
The federal government should broadly interpret and vigorously enforce the ADA.
Enforcement of civil and criminal laws should not penalize people unable to pay civil or criminal fees or fines due to poverty.
Policymakers should explicitly allow private individuals to protect their rights in court.
Policymakers should ensure that judicial proceedings are fair. They should not enact statutory damage limitations.
Policymakers should not restrict the ability to bring a class action.
Policymakers and the private sector should ensure that consumers and employees have the right to seek redress through the courts for injury or losses.
Options for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) should be available. These include mediation and arbitration.
Policymakers should expand access to free or reduced-cost legal services for older adults with low and moderate incomes.