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Quiz: When Do Comments Turn Into Age Discrimination?

Find out if these remarks cross the age bias line

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En español | More than 60 percent of older workers say they have seen or experienced age discrimination on the job, but very few ever file a complaint.

Why not? Part of the reason is that it's sometimes hard to know for sure when remarks or other behaviors cross the line to become something that may be illegal. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) protects people age 40 and older from bias in the workplace. It is the courts that usually decide whether employers have broken that law, and results can vary based on the details of each case.

This quiz, pulled from facts in recent court cases, offers examples of a few phrases that should set your ears buzzing for possible age discrimination.