The federal government, as well as almost all state governments, have laws against age discrimination.
Federal and state lawmakers should ensure that laws against age discrimination offer safeguards parallel to those afforded other protected classes.
Policymakers should remedy the current inequitable and inconsistent tax treatment of damages awards.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission should develop and issue guidance on what constitutes multiple discrimination and incorporate this idea into its procedures for i
Age discrimination can occur when employers treat employees or potential employees differently because of their age.
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.
Employer-provided benefits are an essential part of job quality, and they contribute significantly to employees’ overall compensation packages.
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.