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Discrimination Against the Unemployed

Summary of Publication

Prior to the passage of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) in 1967, many employers overtly refused to hire older workers or forced them to retire. For nearly half a century, the ADEA has deterred and remedied unfair treatment of older workers. Yet evidence suggests that discrimination against older workers remains a problem.

Read the full fact sheet: Discrimination Against the Unemployed (PDF)

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