What is the ADEA and does it protect me?

The Age Discrimination in Employment Act  of 1967 (“ADEA”) protects employees from employment discrimination based upon age in the workplace.   The ADEA applies to individuals that are 40 years or older working for an employer with 20 or more employees.   The ADEA protects employees and job...
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Employment: Lifetime ban on employing a former drug addict after he fails a drug test does not violate any disability discrimination laws

A divided 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that a company can impose a lifetime ban on employing a former drug addict after he fails a drug test and such actions do not violate any disability discrimination laws.   The Defendant, a collective bargaining agent and payroll administrator o...
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Supreme Court Rules on Retaliation against a Worker’s Family Members or other Close Associates

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled,  in a unanimous opinion written by Justice Antonin Scalia, that the fiancé of an employee who had filed a gender discrimination charge against their mutual employer was protected by the anti-retaliation provision of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The...
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