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Civil Rights & Age Discrimination

Research your civil rights regarding age discrimination. Interpret the law in terms of your protected right as an employee. And what industries do you feel openly discriminate against selected minorities, men/women, or youth/elderly?

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I am wondering if you have researched the laws associated with age discrimination yet, to determine exactly what right of yours are protected under the law. I also attached a document for you to read to familiarize yourself with the laws and the specific rights that that you are protected from regarding age discrimination in employment. Let's take a closer look.

1. Research your civil rights regarding age discrimination. Interpret the law in terms of your protected right as an employee.

Age employment discrimination is covered by the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (1967), which is enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) (http://www.ed.gov/print/about/offices/list/ocr/qa-age.html). Also read the attached text of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967 (Pub. L. 90-202) (ADEA), as amended, as it appears in volume 29 of the United States Code, beginning at section 621.

Under ADEA (1967), your rights would be protected as follows:

· The ADEA prohibits employment discrimination against persons 40 years of age or older. The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (Pub. L. 101-433) amends several sections of the ADEA. In addition, section 115 of the Civil Rights Act of 1991 (P.L. 102-166) amends section 7(e) of the ADEA (29 U. S.C. 626(e)). These amendments appear in boldface type in the attached excerpt of the ADEA. Cross-references to the ADEA as enacted appear in italics following each section heading.

· Also see the EXCERPT below for the specific rights it would protect you, if you are 40 years or older.

EXCERPT: Facts About Age Discrimination: The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. The ADEA's protections apply to both employees and job applicants. Under the ADEA, it is unlawful to discriminate against a person because of his/her age with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment -- including, but not limited to, hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, and training.

It is also unlawful to retaliate against an individual for opposing employment practices that discriminate based on age or for filing an age discrimination charge, ...

Solution Summary

This solution discusses civil rights regarding age discrimination and the law in terms of protected rights as an employee. It also discusses what industries openly discriminate against selected minorities, men/women, or youth/elderly. Supplemented with an article on the age discrimination act of 1967.

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