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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA)

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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) (case: Mastie v Great Lakes Steel Corp. 1976 or Smith v Jackson 2005)

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1) A brief description of the law or issue and explain who is affected/covered by it. Also, briefly summarize one case example pertaining to this law or issue.

2) Explain how and why understanding this legal issue matters in your current position or in one to which you aspire.

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The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) (case: Mastie v Great Lakes Steel Corp. 1976 or Smith v Jackson 2005)

Word limit: 750 Words
The ADEA case that will be considered will be Smith v Jackson 2005
1) A brief description of the law or issue and explain who is affected /covered by it. Also, briefly summarize one case example pertaining to this law or issue.
The law is the ADEA, or The Age Discrimination In Employment Act of 1967. The law disallows employment discrimination against persons 40 years or older in the USA.
Every employer is covered by the ADEA.

In case of Smith v Jackson 2005, the city of Jackson granted salary increases to all officers of the police force in an attempt to bring their starting salaries up to average of the region. The effect of these salary increases was that those officers that have less than five year's experience got a proportion of salary increases that were higher than the salary increases of officers that were more than 40 years of age. The group of older officers petitioned to the court that they had been adversely affected because of their age. The District Court, the Fifth Circuit Court and finally the US Supreme ...

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