age discrimination
age discrimination n: unfair or unequal treatment of an employee by an employer because of the employee's age see also age discrimination in employment act in the important laws section

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

age discrimination
n.
Unfair treatment in the workplace and in hiring based on age; prohibited by the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


age discrimination
Treating an employee or applicant for employment less favorably because of his or her age, if the employee or applicant is at least 40 years old.
Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights
Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.


age discrimination
n. The denial of privilege or other unfair treatment based on the age of the person who is discriminated against.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.


age discrimination
Prejudicial treatment or denial of rights based on age.

Dictionary from West's Encyclopedia of American Law. 2005.


age discrimination
Prejudicial treatment or denial of rights based on age.

Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations.

age discrimination
n.
   an employer's unfair treatment of a current or potential employee up to age 70, which is made illegal by the Age Discrimination Unemployment Act, first adopted in 1967. The claimant's problem is proof of age discrimination, but employers should beware. Even flight attendants in their late 30s have proved that there was age discrimination in replacing them with younger, "more attractive" women.
   See also: wrongful termination

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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