age discrimination


age discrimination
   Unfair treatment, especially in the hiring or laying off of current or potential employees aged 40 to 70 years, which is illegal under the Age Discrimination Employment Act (ADEA). The main challenge by the claimant is to prove age discrimination. See wrongful termination.

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  • 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. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • age discrimination — ➔ discrimination * * * age discrimination UK US noun [U] HR ► unfair treatment of a person because of their age: »Changes in pension plans often attract complaints about age discrimination …   Financial and business terms

  • age discrimination — or ageism HR unfavorable treatment in employment based on prejudice in relation to a person’s age. While age discrimination affects people at all stages of their working lives, difficulties experienced in selection, development, and promotion can …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • age discrimination — UK US noun [uncountable] ageism Thesaurus: equal rightssynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • age discrimination — age discrimi.nation n [U] unfair treatment of people because they are old British Equivalent: ageism …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • age discrimination — age discrimi,nation noun uncount the practice of treating older people in an unfair way, for example by not giving them jobs …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • age discrimination — See discrimination …   Big dictionary of business and management

  • age discrimination — noun (U) AmE unfair treatment of people because they are old; ageism BrE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • age discrimination — UK / US noun [uncountable] ageism …   English dictionary

  • 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. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008. Age Discrimination in Employment Act …   Law dictionary


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