Age Discrimination in Employment Act
n.
A federal law that prohibits discrimination against people on the basis of age.
abbrv.
ADEA

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


Age Discrimination in Employment Act
A federal law that prohibits discrimination based on age against employees or applicants who are at least 40 years old. (See also: Older Workers Benefit Protection Act (OWBPA))
Category: Employment Law & HR → Employee Rights
Category: Employment Law & HR → Human Resources

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


Age Discrimination in Employment Act
n. Federal statute that protects most employees between 40 and 70 years of age from age discrimination in the workforce. Other federal and local laws provide other protections against age discrimination in such areas as housing. Abbreviated ADEA.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

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