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Age Discrimination Employment Act

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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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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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ADEA

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 Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) is an act that was written to protect the nation's workers who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. (ADEA 1967) The Act was implemented to protect job applicants, employees and employers. The Act states that a person cannot be discriminated against an employee on any of the following factors, privilege of employment, promotion, layoff, hiring, firing and training. This Act applies to companies who have more than 20 employees and also applies to governmental employment.
Case Study
? "A Beckley, West Virginia man was awarded more than $1.8 million in Boone County Circuit Court Wednesday when a jury ruled Terex Superior Highwall Miners had wrongfully discharged him based on age discrimination. Danny L. Frye, who was 62 at the time of his January dismissal from the company, claimed he was fired from his job based on his age." Mr. Frye was replaced with an employee aged 32. The court awarded the man $1.8 million in damages. (James 2008)

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

? It matters significantly. In my line ...

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