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Staying on the Job

What is the ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (“ADA”) is a federal law that says employers with 15 or more employees cannot discriminate against people because of their disabilities. In 2008, lawmakers passed the ADA Amendments (“ADAAA”) to clear up some legal confusion about the ADA.

Staying on the Job

For many different reasons many working seniors are not retiring at the traditional retirement age of 65 and retired seniors are returning to the workplace. While willing and able to work, some seniors may feel victims of age discrimination. They also feel victims of age discrimination. They also feel they may lose social security benefits if they continue to work. This article explains what age discrimination is and how social security pays when a person also has earnings while collecting social security.

What is age discrimination?

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) is a federal law that protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age. The ADEA’s protections apply to both employees and job applicants. Under the ADEA, an employer, employment agency, or labor union cannot discriminate against a person because of age 40 or over with respect to any term, condition, or privilege of employment, including hiring, firing, promotion, layoff, compensation, benefits, job assignments, referral for employment and training. The ADEA prohibits harassment of individuals over 40 because of their age.

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